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Synchronous scanning luminescence: methods to detect pesticides and explosives
Author(s): George J. Hyfantis Jr.; Matthew S. Teglas; Timothy P. Finnegan; Patrick J. Mulligan; Wendi Watts
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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 pesticides and explosives using phosphorescence and fluorescence techniques with a high correlation to laboratory data as illustrated by these studies. These techniques allow for rapid field assessments for pesticides and explosives. The Luminoscope is capable of detecting pesticides and explosives to the parts per billion (ppb) range. This paper describes standard field methods for using the SSL and describes the results of field/laboratory testing of explosives and pesticides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3853, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies II, (21 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372881
Show Author Affiliations
George J. Hyfantis Jr., Environmental Systems Corp. (United States)
Matthew S. Teglas, Environmental Systems Corp. (United States)
Timothy P. Finnegan, Environmental Systems Corp. (United States)
Patrick J. Mulligan, Environmental Systems Corp. (United States)
Wendi Watts, Environmental Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3853:
Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies II
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert L. Spellicy, Editor(s)

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