On the Calibration of a Solar UV Radiometer to Measure Broadband UV Radiation from Blacklight Lamps

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Sanjay Vijayaraghavan, D. Y. Goswami

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Florida, 220 MEB, P.O. Box 116300, Gainesville, FL 32611-6300e-mail: solar@cimar.me.ufl.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(3), 317-319 (Aug 01, 2002) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1487884 History: Received February 01, 2001; Revised October 01, 2001; Online August 01, 2002
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Spectral characteristics of a typical TUVR filter and photocell as supplied by The Eppley Laboratory, RI. The actual data for components of each individual TUVR will vary from this typical data.
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A plot of the relative spectral output of RPR 3500 lamps redrawn from information supplied by the Southern New England UV Company
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Normalized spectral intensities of three typical measured solar UV spectra from the NREL spectral solar radiation database (see Riordan et al. [2])




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