Development of a battery-operated portable synchronous luminescence spectrofluorometer


Journal Article

A battery-operated portable synchronous luminescence spectrofluorometer was developed for on-site analysis of groundwater or hazardous waste sites. The instrument is capable of either emission, excitation, or synchronous fluorescence measurements. The instrument is suited for trace analysis of important pollutants such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons, creosotes, and polychlorinated biphenyls in complex mixtures. The ability to perform synchronous luminescence measurements on these samples can reduce the complexity of fluorescence spectra and help in rapid field site characterization. A description of the instrumental components is given and an evaluation of the instrument using anthracene and several oil samples is provided to illustrate the usefulness of the instrument.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Alarie, JP; Vo-Dinh, T; Miller, G; Ericson, MN; Maddox, SR; Watts, W; Eastwood, D; Lidberg, R; Dominguez, M

Published Date

  • December 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 2541 - 2546

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-6748

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.1143916

Citation Source

  • Scopus