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Water monitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by laser-excited time-resolved Shpol'skii spectrometry with fiber optic probes
Author(s): Andres D. Campiglia; Adam Bystol
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Paper Abstract

We present a unique method for routine monitoring of polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons in water samples. Significant innovations include a rapid solid-liquid extraction procedure, a cryogenic fiber optic probe for fluorescence measurements in frozen matrices at liquid helium temperature (4.2 K) and an instrumental system for laser-excited time-resolved Shpol'skii spectrometry. The potential of this methodology is illustrated with the direct trace analysis of fifteen Environmental Protection Agency priority pollutants in less than 5 minutes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4576, Advanced Environmental Sensing Technology II, (22 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456958
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Andres D. Campiglia, North Dakota State Univ. (United States)
Adam Bystol, North Dakota State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4576:
Advanced Environmental Sensing Technology II
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Stephanus Buettgenbach, Editor(s)

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