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Main Title Analysis of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in particulate matter by luminescense techniques /
Author Ivancic, W. A., ; Brown, L. L. ; Riggin, R. M. ; Barnes, R. H.
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Author Title of a Work
L. L. Brown
Riggin, Ralph M.
R. H. Barnes
Wilson, Nancy K.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600-S4-84-033; PB84181882
Stock Number PB 84-181 882
OCLC Number 889347258
Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects ; Luminescence spectroscopy
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Chemical analysis ; Particles ; Fluorescence ; Phosphorescence ; Metals ; Air pollution ; Optical measuring instruments ; Urban areas ; Air pollution detection ; Heavy metals ; Benzopyrenes
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EJBD  EPA 600-S4-84-033 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/14/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S4-84-033 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB84-181882 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Fluorescence, phosphorescence, and heavy-metal activated room temperature phosphorescence spectra were obtained for ten polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) reference compounds individually and in mixtures on quartz plates and particulate matter. The results indicate that multicomponent analysis of PAHs on airborne particulate matter may be possible with the development of appropriate multicomponent spectral deconvolution procedures. The direct analysis approach in combination with the use of solvent extraction followed by fluorescence analysis can provide a rapid means of analysis for PAHs both within and on the surface of particulate matter. Direct phosphorescence was too weak to be useful at 5-10 micrograms/g levels found in many types of particulate samples. Heavy-metal activated room-temperature phosphorescence appears more sensitive to matrix and substrate effects and less amenable to multicomponent analysis than fluorescence. The fluorescence spectrum of benzo(a)pyrene was found to be affected by exposure to low levels of ozone. However, the fluorescence spectrum retains characteristic features that enable identification of the benzo(a)pyrene.
At head of title: Project summary. "May 1984." "EPA/600-S4-84-033."