Photoactivated Luminescence Method for Rapid Screening of Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper describes a new method based on enhanced photoactivated luminescence (EPL) for rapid detection of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The EPL method described here is a unique procedure combining several processes including (i) photoactivation by UV irradiation, (ii) excitation of the photoproduct complex, and (iii) fluorescence detection of the product. The EPL procedure is simple and rapid and can be performed as a spot test method under field conditions. The methodology for determination of total chlorine content of complex PCB mixtures is described. Limits of detection of PCBs are in the parts-per-billion range. © 1994, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vo-Dinh, T; Pal, A; Pal, T

Published Date

  • April 15, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1264 - 1268

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-6882

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-2700

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ac00080a011

Citation Source

  • Scopus