Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 55–60 | Cite as

A sonoluminescent method for on-line monitoring of the natural water quality

  • A. M. Worontsov
  • A. P. Patsovskii
  • M. N. Nikanorova
  • G. B. Krivtsova
Physicochemical Studies of Systems and Processes


Ultrasonic impact on natural waters was applied to identify hydrochemical anomalies from the changes in the characteristics of sonoluminescence generated by ultrasonic cavitation in a flowing water sample. Sonoluminescence excitation spectra characteristic for various natural water pollutants were obtained for the first time. The suitability of changes in the sonoluminescence intensity and in the shape of the sonoluminescence excitation spectra as indicators of hydrochemical anomalies was elucidated.


Pollution Index Luminescence Excitation Spectrum Water Object Water Pollution Index Chemical Anomaly 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Worontsov
    • 1
  • A. P. Patsovskii
    • 1
  • M. N. Nikanorova
    • 1
  • G. B. Krivtsova
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Research Center for Ecological SafetyRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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