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FT Raman spectroscopy of Norway spruce needles
Author(s): P. Matejka; L. Pleserova; G. Budinova; K. Havirova; J. Nahlik; F. Skacel; Karel Volka
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Paper Abstract

12 Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karst.] needles represent a very useful bioindicator of the air pollution. They serve not only as natural samplers of the pollutants but micromorphology of the epistomatal area can be directly correlated with an environmental stress. The needles of trees growing in polluted areas exhibit different types of injury to the epicuticular wax layer. It is evident that these changes of the morphology of the wax layers are connected also with the changes of their chemical composition and so a potential of the FT Raman spectroscopy was tested to serve as a screening method of these changes. In this work variability of the spectra with the age and with the position in the tree, in the locality, and also in the different localities of the Czech Republic was studied and evaluated in comparison with results of electron scanning microscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4199, Water, Ground, and Air Pollution Monitoring and Remediation, (14 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417369
Show Author Affiliations
P. Matejka, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
L. Pleserova, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
G. Budinova, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
K. Havirova, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
J. Nahlik, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
F. Skacel, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
Karel Volka, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4199:
Water, Ground, and Air Pollution Monitoring and Remediation
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert L. Spellicy, Editor(s)

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