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Field applications of a portable luminoscope for hazardous screening
Author(s): George J. Hyfantis; Wendi Watts; Timothy P. Finnegan
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3534, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies, (10 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.338985
Show Author Affiliations
George J. Hyfantis, Environmental Systems Corp. (United States)
Wendi Watts, Environmental Systems Corp. (United States)
Timothy P. Finnegan, Environmental Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3534:
Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert L. Spellicy, Editor(s)

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