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Main Title Evaluation of sensitized fluorescence for polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon detection /
Author Smith, T. R.
CORP Author TRW Defense and Space Systems Group, Redondo Beach, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-207; EPA-68-02-2689
Stock Number PB80-108475
OCLC Number 08372137
Subjects Fluorescence, Sensitized. ; Polycyclic compounds. ; Fluorescence, Sensitized. ; Polycyclic compounds.
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Gas analysis ; Fluorescence ; Spot tests ; Chemical analysis ; Samples ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Performance evaluation ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Air pollution detection
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-207 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-207 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/31/2016
EKAM  600/7-79/207 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 03/31/1995
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-207 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/02/2004
NTIS  PB80-108475 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 vi, 41 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an evaluation of a fluorescent spot test for detecting the presence of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as a screening technique for samples to be analyzed by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). The test is based on the phenomenon of sensitized fluorescence and is capable of easily detecting 100 picograms of PAH in a 1 microliter sample, a level of sensitivity adequate for screening combustion effluent samples. Two interferences were observed: highly colored samples require dilution to allow viewing of the fluorescence level, and samples containing substantial amounts of phthalate esters produce false positive results. No false negative results were observed in the study. The test is adequate for screening combustion effluent samples prior to GC/MS analysis.
"TRW Defense and Space Systems Group." "August 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2689, T.D. 104, program element no. INE624."