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Main Title Field Screening of Polycyclic Hydrocarbon Contamination in Soil Using a Portable Synchronous Scanning Spectrofluorometer.
Author Alarie, J. P. ; Watts, W. ; Miller, D. R. ; Hyfantis, G. J. ; Peeler, G. H. ;
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN. Advanced Monitoring Development Group. ;Environmental Systems Corp., Knoxville, TN. ;International Waste Management Systems, Knoxville, TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher 24 Aug 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number DE-AC0585OR21400; EPA/600/A-95/108;
Stock Number PB95-274247
Additional Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Soil pollution ; Portable equipment ; Field test ; Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Scanning ; Fluorescence ; Spectrometers ; Chemical analysis ; Identifying ; Technology innovation ; Performance evaluation ; Reprints ; Synchronous scanning spectrofluorometer ; PAHs ; Jackson(Tennessee)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-274247 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/25/1995
Collation 8p
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination is a considerable problem at various hazardous waste sites. Sources of PAH contamination include: incomplete combustion processes, wood preservatives, and the fuel industry. The development of rapid, cost-effective field screening techniques to identify potential PAH contamination could result in improved remediation efficiency. We have recently developed a portable spectrofluorometer for screening potential PAH contaminants at field sites using the synchronous fluorescence approach. The portable spectrofluorometer was developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. EPA and recently field tested at the American Creosote Works Superfund Site in Jackson, Tennessee. The unit demonstrated the capability for screening PAH contamination in soil samples and also provided fingerprint identification of specific groups of contaminants. Hot spots could be readily identified on-site following measurements performed in 10-15 minutes.