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Fluorescence Detection of Hydrocarbons in Harbour Water

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE,volume 91)

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In harbor water, the hydrocarbons pollution identification represents an important issue. Hydrocarbon presence derives from oil spills, for instance in bilge water, or it may come from industrial discharge. A prompt identification of oil presence is crucial for living beings and for the maintenance of a healthy marine environment. Both crude oil and fuels contain different fluorophores that under ultraviolet radiation exhibit a strong fluorescence which varies in intensity and hue. Fluorescence results mainly from the emission of aromatic hydrocarbons. Indeed, fluorescence spectroscopy is a widely used technique for characterization of oil samples.

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This work has been supported by Port Authority of Nettuno (Rome) and CRESM (Centro Radiolelettrico Sperimentale Guglielmo Marconi) within the SEASPORT project.

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Catini, A. et al. (2011). Fluorescence Detection of Hydrocarbons in Harbour Water. In: Neri, G., Donato, N., d'Amico, A., Di Natale, C. (eds) Sensors and Microsystems. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 91. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1324-6_50

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