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Main Title Analysis of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in particulate matter by luminescense techniques (final report) /
Author Ivancic, W. A. ; Brown, L. L. ; Riggin, R. M. ; Barnes, R. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ivancic, W. A.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-02-3487; EPA-600/4-84-033
Stock Number PB84-181882
Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects. ; Luminescence spectroscopy.
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Chemical analysis ; Particles ; Fluorescence ; Phosphorescence ; Metals ; Air pollution ; Optical measuring instruments ; Urban areas ; Air pollution detection ; Heavy metals ; Benzopyrenes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-181882 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 55 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract Fluorescence, phosphorescence, and heavy-metal activated room temperature phosphorescence spectra were obtained for ten polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) reference compounds individually and in mixtures on quartz plates and particulate matter. The results indicate that multicomponent analysis of PAHs on airborne particulate matter may be possible with the development of appropriate multicomponent spectral deconvolution procedures. The direct analysis approach in combination with the use of solvent extraction followed by fluorescence analysis can provide a rapid means of analysis for PAHs both within and on the surface of particulate matter. Direct phosphorescence was too weak to be useful at 5-10 micrograms/g levels found in many types of particulate samples. Heavy-metal activated room-temperature phosphorescence appears more sensitive to matrix and substrate effects and less amenable to multicomponent analysis than fluorescence. The fluorescence spectrum of benzo(a)pyrene was found to be affected by exposure to low levels of ozone. However, the fluorescence spectrum retains characteristic features that enable identification of the benzo(a)pyrene.
Notes At head of title: Project summary. "April 1984." "EPA-600/4-84-033." Microfiche.
Place Published Reasearch Triangle Park, NC :
Corporate Au Added Ent Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, NC)
PUB Date Free Form 1984.
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20011022131539
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01128nam 2200265Ka 45020