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Main Title Development of an environmental monitoring technique using synchronous excitation (SE) fluorescence spectroscopy. {microfiche} / by Dennis Steinken, et al..
Author Steinken, Dennis ; Stainken, D. ; Frank., U.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.;New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection, Trenton. Office of Quality Assurance.
Publisher US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/060
Stock Number PB90-246166
OCLC Number 45555527
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Dyes ; Hazardous materials ; Plumes ; Industrial wastes ; Sampling ; Performance evaluation,X ray spectroscopy ; New Jersey ; Reprints ; Environmental monitoring ; Water pollution detection ; X ray fluorescence ; Chemical effluents ; Waste treatment ; Tracer studies
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NTIS  PB90-246166 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Abstract
Environmental monitoring of discharge plumes (surface and groundwater) and effluents generally involves extensive analyses for specific analytes. An alternative/supportive technique in these situations is the use of SE fluorescence spectroscopy. This technique can be used for fingerprinting effluents and contaminant mixtures in the ppt range and can be used to evaluate the presence of mixtures (e.g. effluents) and dilution plumes. An SE fluorescence technique was developed specifically for monitoring effluent from a facility manufacturing a variety of dyes and ancillary products. Prior to discharge, the effluent was treated in a biological and charcoal (PAC) waste treatment system. The effects of sampling (composite, grab), sample storage, fluorescence properties of the effluent (spectral fingerprint) and fluorescence characteristics of the effluent in ambient waters was determined. Consequently, a method was established which 'fingerprints' effluent at dilutions of 1:1000, can identify effluent at dilutions of 1:4000, and has fingerprinted similar source material in a rivershed adjacent to the site. The rapid approach can be used to fingerprint and monitor a variety of environmental discharges of plumes when appropriate contaminants are present.
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"EPA 600/D-90/060". Includes an article published in Journal of environmental health, and an article accepted by, and articles submitted to Total quality environmental management. Includes bibliographical references.