A ranking index to characterize polynuclear aromatic pollutants in environmental samples


Journal Article

This study investigated the use of a screening procedure to provide a ranking index (RI) for characterizing polynuclear aromatic (PNA) species in atmospheric samples. The ranking procedure employs a cost-effective and rapid screening technique based on synchronous luminescence spectroscopy. The efficacy and usefulness of the ranking procedure are demonstrated by comparing the RI values with data expressed in terms of the benzene-soluble standard, benzo[a]pyrene values, and the total content of fourteen PNA compounds. © 1985.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vo-Dinh, T; Abbott, DW

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 299 - 304

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-4120

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0160-4120(84)90135-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus