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Main Title Spectral Fingerprinting of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in High-Volume Ambient Air Samples by Constant Energy Synchronous Luminescence Spectroscopy.
Author Kerkhoff, M. J. ; Lee, T. M. ; Allen, E. R. ; Lundgren, D. A. ; Winefordner, J. D. ;
CORP Author Florida Univ., Gainesville.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/270;
Stock Number PB86-157781
Additional Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Fingerprints ; Spectra ; Matching ; Reprints ; Air pollution control ; Air sampling ; Particulates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-157781 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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A high-volume sampler fitted with a glass-fiber filter and backed by polyurethane foam (PUF) was employed to collect airborne particulate and gas-phase polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in ambient air. Samples were collected from four sources representing a range of environmental conditions: gasoline engine exhaust, diesel engine exhaust, air near a heavily traveled interstate site, and air from a moderately polluted urban site. Spectral fingerprints of the unseparated particulate and gas-phase samples were obtained by constant energy synchronous luminescence spectrocopy (CESLS). Five major PAHs in the gas-phase extracts were characterized and estimated. The compatibility of a high-volume sampling method using polyurethane foam coupled with CESLS detection is explored for use as a screening technique for PAHs in ambient air.