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Practical experience in the use of a newly developed fluorescence sensor for the continuous detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in stack gases by means of fiber optical laser-
Author(s): Andreas Krupp; Anette Beckmann; Dieter Kraus
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Paper Abstract

The 'on line' and 'in situ' detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in exhaust aerosols of combustion processes is still one of the important tasks in analytical chemistry. Accordingly, within the framework of a scientific project with the financial support of the German Minister for Education, Science, Research and Technology, STN ATLAS Elecktonik GmbH, Bremen, is developing a fully automatic sensor system for the detection of PAHs absorbed on particles in exhaust aerosols. Time-resolved spectra of laser-induced fluorescence are measured. Two parameters, the decay time and the wavelength of the fluorescence are recorded and evaluated for the classification of different PAHs. In this paper the sensor system is described in detail and results of measurements in the exhaust gases of various industrial plants are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2503, Air Toxics and Water Monitoring, (21 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221085
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Krupp, STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH (Germany)
Anette Beckmann, STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH (Germany)
Dieter Kraus, STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2503:
Air Toxics and Water Monitoring
George M. Russwurm, Editor(s)

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