14 February 2001 Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon analysis using the synchronous scanning luminoscope
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Proceedings Volume 4199, Water, Ground, and Air Pollution Monitoring and Remediation; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417367
Event: Environmental and Industrial Sensing, 2000, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
12 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 total polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) using phosphorescence and fluorescence techniques with a high correlation to laboratory data as illustrated by this study. The SSL is also capable of generating benzo(a)pyrene equivalency results, based on seven carcinogenic PAHs and Navy risk numbers, with a high correlation to laboratory data as illustrated by this study. These techniques allow rapid field assessments of total PAHs and benzo(a)pyrene equivalent concentrations. The Luminoscope is capable of detecting total PAHs to the parts per billion range. This paper describes standard field methods for using the SSL and describes the results of field/laboratory testing of PAHs. SSL results from two different hazardous waste sites are discussed.
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George J. Hyfantis, Matthew S. Teglas, Robert G. Wilbourn, "Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon analysis using the synchronous scanning luminoscope", Proc. SPIE 4199, Water, Ground, and Air Pollution Monitoring and Remediation, (14 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417367; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417367
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