Chemiluminescence Analysis in Water Pollution Studies

  • W. Rudolf Seitz
Part of the Modern Analytical Chemistry book series (MOAC, volume 1)


Certain energetic chemical reactions lead to electronically excited products. If these products either emit photons themselves or transfer their energy to emitting species, the resulting luminescence is known as chemiluminescence (CL). Thus it is the nature of the excitation process that distinguishes CL from normal fluorescence or phosphorescence. The emission step is the same. In fact, showing that a CL spectrum matches the fluorescence spectrum of a known compound is an important method for identifying the emitting species in a CL reaction.


Indicator Reaction Important Potential Application Autotrophic Index Luminol Reaction Water Pollution Study 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Rudolf Seitz
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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