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On-site and in-situ analysis of contaminated soils using laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy
Author(s): R. H. Schultze; F. Lewitzka
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Paper Abstract

Quantitative analysis of unknown PAH contaminated soil samples have been performed using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) spectroscopy and strategies for a safe application of calibration routines under field conditions have been developed. Influences of varying matrix properties have been investigated using LIF and diffuse reflectance (DR) spectroscopy. A petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated former military site has been investigated and the results from the on-site LIF measurements are compared to the results of additional laboratory analysis. A three dimensional dataset of analyte concentrations has been prepared and extent, distribution and origin of the contamination are discussed. A fiber optical probe for in situ LIF-investigations in the subsurface has been developed. The probe has been tested in investigations of soil columns and within in situ measurements at a former gas work site.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5983, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology V, 59830V (29 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.627664
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R. H. Schultze, Optimare GmbH (Germany)
F. Lewitzka, Optimare GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5983:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology V
Manfred Ehlers; Ulrich Michel, Editor(s)

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