10 February 1999 Field applications of a portable luminoscope for hazardous screening
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Proceedings Volume 3534, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.338985
Event: Photonics East (ISAM, VVDC, IEMB), 1998, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
The Synchronous Scanning Luminoscope (SSL) is a field- portable, synchronous luminescence spectrofluorometer that was developed for on-site analysis of contaminated soil and ground water. The SSL is capable of quantitative analysis of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), creosotes, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in complex mixtures. Synchronous fluorescence can reduce the complexity of the fluorescence spectra and allow rapid field assessments. Laboratory data of gasoline standards, as well as field results from three different hazardous waste sites are discussed. The SSL can easily detect different types of contaminants at hazardous waste sites with a high correlation to laboratory data as illustrated by these studies.
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George J. Hyfantis, Wendi Watts, Timothy P. Finnegan, "Field applications of a portable luminoscope for hazardous screening", Proc. SPIE 3534, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies, (10 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.338985; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.338985
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