Development of a room-temperature phosphorescence fiber-optic sensor.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The design of a new fiber-optic sensor based on solid-surface room-temperature phosphorimetry is presented for the analyses of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in water samples. Analytical figures of merit are given for several compounds of environmental importance. Limits of detection at the nanograms per milliliter level were estimated for pyrene, benzo[e]pyrene, benzo[ghi]perylene, 1,2:3,4-dibenzanthracene, coronene, and 2,3-benzofluorene. The linearity of response of the phosphorescence sensor was evaluated, showing a fairly linear behavior for quantitative analysis. Finally, the feasibility of monitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aqueous media was illustrated by identifying pyrene in a contaminated groundwater sample.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Campiglia, AD; Alarie, JP; Vo-Dinh, T

Published Date

  • May 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1599 - 1604

PubMed ID

  • 21619126

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-6882

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-2700

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ac951035y


  • eng