Applied Physics B

, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp 497–504

Detection of aromatic pollutants in the environment by using UV-laser-induced fluorescence

  • P. Karlitschek
  • F. Lewitzka
  • U. Bünting
  • M. Niederkrüger
  • G. Marowsky
Regular paper

DOI: 10.1007/s003400050535

Cite this article as:
Karlitschek, P., Lewitzka, F., Bünting, U. et al. Appl Phys B (1998) 67: 497. doi:10.1007/s003400050535

Fluorescence spectra, decay times, and detection limits of the 16 US-EPA polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) have been measured and the results are discussed in terms of separability of single PAHs in a multicomponent mixture. The results of a mathematical analysis of a 16-component mixture is presented. Spectra from natural water samples contaminated with gasoline and tar are also presented and the potential and limits of the LIF technique are discussed.

PACS: 42.60B; 42.80; 82.80

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© Springer-Verlag 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Karlitschek
    • 1
  • F. Lewitzka
    • 1
  • U. Bünting
    • 1
  • M. Niederkrüger
    • 1
  • G. Marowsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Laser Laboratorium Göttingen e.V., P.O. Box 2619, D-37016 Göttingen, Germany (Fax: +49-551/5035-99, E-mail: pkarlit@llg.gwdg.de)DE