The Analysis of Trace Constituents in Water by Spectroscopic Methods

  • S. C. Caruso
  • H. C. Bramer
  • R. D. Hoak
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 6)


This paper will describe techniques for the detection, separation, and identification of pollutants present in surface waters in very low concentration. The procedure consists of the concentration of the organic compounds by extraction with a high-purity solvent, the gas chromatographic separation of the extracts to produce a trace or “fingerprint” of the contaminants, and the application of spectrometric methods for the identification of the separated components.


Ultraviolet Spectrum Trace Constituent Odor Problem Trace Contaminant Propyl Acetate 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. C. Caruso
    • 1
  • H. C. Bramer
    • 1
  • R. D. Hoak
    • 1
  1. 1.Mellon InstitutePittsburghUSA

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