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Main Title Molecular optical spectroscopic techniques for hazardous waste site screening /
Author Eastwood, DeLyle. ; Vo-Dinh, T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Vo-Dinh, Tuan.
Engelmann, William H.
CORP Author Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV. ;Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-03-3249; DE-1824-B124-A1; EPA/600/4-91/011
Stock Number PB91-195990
Subjects Hazardous waste sites.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Soil contamination ; Land pollution ; Water pollution detection ; Chemical analysis ; Fiber optics ; US EPA ; Water analysis ; Soil analysis ; Site surveys ; Ultraviolet spectroscopy ; Molecular spectroscopy ; Waste disposal ; Fluorescence ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Raman spectroscopy ; Spectrum analysis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-195990 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 88, 20 pages ; 28 cm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is interested in field screening hazardous waste sites for contaminants in the soil and surface and ground water. The study is an initial technical overview of the principal molecular spectroscopic techniques and instrumentation currently available for field screening. The goal has been to describe the power and utility of molecular (optical) spectroscopic techniques for hazardous waste site screening and to define the main strengths, weaknesses, and applications of each major spectroscopic technique. A brief discussion is also given for some other techniques that rely on spectroscopic detection: colorimetry and fluorometry, as well as immunoassay and fiber-optic chemical sensors. The cost of instrumentation and analysis and the time requirements are briefly discussed. Broad guidelines are provided for the three categories of instrumentation: portable, field-deployable and semi-field-deployable. An outline of the spectroscopic principles and instrumentation for each particular spectroscopic techniques is given along with a description of state-of-the-art approaches. Advantages, limitations, sensitivities and examples of specific techniques and their applications to environmental contaminants are also discussed.
"EPA/600/4-91/011." "April 1991." "Contract no. 68-03-3249." "IAG no. DW-89933900-0." "Project officer William H. Engelmann." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.