||Field Screening of Polycyclic Hydrocarbon Contamination in Soil Using a Portable Synchronous Scanning Spectrofluorometer.
Alarie, J. P. ;
Watts, W. ;
Miller, D. R. ;
Hyfantis, G. J. ;
Peeler, G. H. ;
||Oak Ridge National Lab., TN. Advanced Monitoring Development Group. ;Environmental Systems Corp., Knoxville, TN. ;International Waste Management Systems, Knoxville, TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
||24 Aug 95
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ;
Soil pollution ;
Portable equipment ;
Field test ;
Hazardous materials ;
Chemical analysis ;
Technology innovation ;
Performance evaluation ;
Synchronous scanning spectrofluorometer ;
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||Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination is a considerable problem at various hazardous waste sites. Sources of PAH contamination include: incomplete combustion processes, wood preservatives, and the fuel industry. The development of rapid, cost-effective field screening techniques to identify potential PAH contamination could result in improved remediation efficiency. We have recently developed a portable spectrofluorometer for screening potential PAH contaminants at field sites using the synchronous fluorescence approach. The portable spectrofluorometer was developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. EPA and recently field tested at the American Creosote Works Superfund Site in Jackson, Tennessee. The unit demonstrated the capability for screening PAH contamination in soil samples and also provided fingerprint identification of specific groups of contaminants. Hot spots could be readily identified on-site following measurements performed in 10-15 minutes.
||Presented at the International Conference on Environmental Monitors and Hazardous Waste Site Remediation, Munich, Germany, June 19, 1995. Prepared in cooperation with Environmental Systems Corp., Knoxville, TN. and International Waste Management Systems, Knoxville, TN.
||%AUT:W. H. /Engelmann ;T. /Vo-Dinh
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Field Screening of Polycyclic Hydrocarbon Contamination in Soil Using a Portable Synchronous Scanning Spectrofluorometer.
||68C; 68; 99A
||PC A02/MF A01