9 October 1995 Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy for application to PAH-contaminated areas and hydrogeological research
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Proceedings Volume 2504, Environmental Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Site Remediation; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.224092
Event: European Symposium on Optics for Environmental and Public Safety, 1995, Munich, Germany
Abstract
A mobile fiber-optical sensor system for the on-line and in situ detection of aquatic fluorophores has been developed. By the use of time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy the determination of contaminants, i.e., polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) or fluorescence tracers in various environments, is possible. In both cases attempts to detect these substances in water by means of fluorescence spectroscopy are complicated by the low concentrations and the overlapping and featureless fluorescence spectra in combination with background fluorescence caused by further compounds, e.g., humic material. By collecting the fluorescence decay time as an additional independent dimension, the analytical information is significantly increased, and to a certain extent the determination of the desired analyte in complex natural matrices is possible. At a first application, the detection of pyrene (PYR) in real samples from a contaminated former coking plant site has been realized. The system is also best suitable for hydrogeological research. Here applications spread from the investigation of the fluorescence tracer migration in an artificial aquifer system to the determination of hydrogeological parameter at a domestic waste disposal.
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Robert Kotzick, Stefan Haaszio, Reinhard Niessner, "Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy for application to PAH-contaminated areas and hydrogeological research", Proc. SPIE 2504, Environmental Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Site Remediation, (9 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224092; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.224092
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