Field screening of polycyclic hydrocarbons contamination in soil using a portable synchronous scanning spectrofluorometer

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (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 (1). The development of rapid, cost-effective field screening techniques to qualitate or quantitate potential PAH contamination could result in improved remediation efficiency. We have recently developed a portable spectrofluorometer (2) for screening potential PAH contaminants at field sites using the synchronous fluorescence approach. In this paper, the portable spectrofluorometer was used to field screen several contaminated soil areas located at the Morristown Industrial Site in Morristown, Tennessee using the synchronous fluorescence technique. ... continued below

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Alarie, J.P.; Watts, W.; Vo-Dinh, Tuan; Miller, D.; Hyfantis, G.; Peeler, G. et al. August 1, 1995.

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (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 (1). The development of rapid, cost-effective field screening techniques to qualitate or quantitate potential PAH contamination could result in improved remediation efficiency. We have recently developed a portable spectrofluorometer (2) for screening potential PAH contaminants at field sites using the synchronous fluorescence approach. In this paper, the portable spectrofluorometer was used to field screen several contaminated soil areas located at the Morristown Industrial Site in Morristown, Tennessee using the synchronous fluorescence technique. An attempt to quantify PAH contamination was performed using the NIST 1647a Priority pollutant standard to generate a calibration curve. Representative samples were subsequently related to the results obtained from standard laboratory measurements.

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  • International conference on environmental monitors and hazardous waste site remediation, Munich (Germany), 19-23 Jun 1995

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  • Report No.: CONF-9506235--4
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102522
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619288

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Alarie, J.P.; Watts, W.; Vo-Dinh, Tuan; Miller, D.; Hyfantis, G.; Peeler, G. et al. Field screening of polycyclic hydrocarbons contamination in soil using a portable synchronous scanning spectrofluorometer, article, August 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619288/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.