Experiments in photocatalysis often involve the use of blacklight UV lamps to simulate the solar UV spectrum under indoor laboratory conditions. solar UV radiometers (such as the Eppley TUVR) which are calibrated for solar UV spectrum require correction when used to measure the energy from a lamp array. This paper describes a transfer calibration procedure that was used to determine instrument response to the blacklight lamp energy spectrum. It also shows theoretically and experimentally that a correction factor of about 1.15 is needed to use a solar UV radiometer for measurements of outputs from the lamps.
On the Calibration of a Solar UV Radiometer to Measure Broadband UV Radiation from Blacklight Lamps
Contributed by the Solar Energy of the THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received February 2001; final revision October 2001. Associate Editor: A. Walker.
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Vijayaraghavan and , S., and Goswami, D. Y. (August 1, 2002). "On the Calibration of a Solar UV Radiometer to Measure Broadband UV Radiation from Blacklight Lamps." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2002; 124(3): 317–319. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1487884
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