Laser-Excited Fluorescence Techniques in Air Pollution Monitoring

  • Milton Birnbaum
Part of the Modern Analytical Chemistry book series (MOAC, volume 1)


The subject of “Fluorescence Techniques in Air Pollution Monitoring” is far too broad for comprehensive treatment in this chapter. There exist at least two general review articles dealing with various aspects of fluorescence detection of atmospheric pollutants.(1,2) Remote detection of atmospheric gases and pollutants has received much attention.(2–7) In addition, a method which combines absorption and backscattering, called “differential absorption backscattering,” has been considered and applied recently to measure atmospheric NO2 concentrations.(8,9) Techniques involving chemilumines-cence measurement have also been widely applied to problems in air pollutant monitoring, as discussed in Chap. 6.


Atmospheric Pollutant Scattered Laser Light Lidar System Background Counting Rate Dark Counting Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton Birnbaum
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  1. 1.The Aerospace CorporationEl SegundoUSA

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