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Main Title Sensitized fluorescence for the detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons /
Author Smith, E. M. ; Levins, P. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Levins, P. L.,
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-182; EPA-68-02-2150
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04945013
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Fluorescence, Sensitized. ; Polycyclic compounds. ; Aromatic compounds.
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Chemical analysis ; Fluorescence ; Pollution ; Samples ; Naphthalene ; Performance evaluation ;
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-182 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
EJED  EPA 600-7-78-182 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 12/24/2004
EKAM  EPA-600-7-78-182 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/19/1994
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-182 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-287 181 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation iv, 28 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report describes a fluorescent spot test, devised for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), based on the sensitization of the inherent fluorescence of such compounds. On filter paper, 10 pg of PAH in a spot of 0.25 cm diameter can generally be visualized when treated with naphthalene. In the case of benzo(a)pyrene, 1 pg has been detected. This method has been shown to be specific for PAH with minimum interference from other compounds. The method may be used to estimate the general level (factors of 10) of PAH in samples to aid in decisions for further more specific analyses.
Prepared for Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Contract no. 68-02-2150, task no. 10302, program element no. EHB537. September 1978. Includes bibliographical references.