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Main Title Molecular optical spectroscopic techniques for hazardous waste site screening /
Author Eastwood, D.,
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 United States Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600-S4-91-011; EPA 600/4-91/011; EPA-68-03-3249; DE-1824-B124-A1
Stock Number PB91-195990
OCLC Number 31758015
Subjects Molecular spectroscopy. ; 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
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=30003UO4.PDF
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S4-91-011 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/26/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S4-91-011 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/14/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-S4-91-011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/14/1998
EMBD  EPA/600/4-91/011 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 10/27/1995
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 7 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract
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.
Notes
At head of title: Project Summary. Caption title. "EPA/600-S4-91-011." "September 1991."
Contents Notes
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is interested in field screening hazardous waste sites for pollutants in surface water, ground water, and soil. This report is an initial technical overview of the principal molecular spectroscopic techniques and instrumentation and their possible field-screening applications at hazardous waste sites. The goal of this overview is to describe the power and utility of molecular spectroscopic techniques for hazardous waste site screening and to define the main strengths, weaknesses, and applications of each major spectroscopic technique. These spectroscopic methods include electronic (ultraviolet-visible absorption and luminescence) and vibrational (infrared absorption and Raman scattering) techniques. 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 needed for analysis are briefly addressed, and broad guidelines are given for three categories of instrumentation: portable, field deployable, and semi-field deployable. An outline of the spectroscopic principles and instrumentation for each particular spectroscopic technique is presented, and state-of-the-art approaches are described. Advantages, limitations, sensitivities, and examples of specific techniques and their applications to environmental pollutants are also discussed.