Detection of aromatic pollutants in the environment by using UV-laser-induced fluorescence
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- Karlitschek, P., Lewitzka, F., Bünting, U. et al. Appl Phys B (1998) 67: 497. doi:10.1007/s003400050535
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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.