Monitoring and characterization of polyaromatic compounds in the environment.


Journal Article

This paper provides an overview of analytical techniques and instruments used to monitor and characterize polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) in the environment. The basic operating principles of various analytical approaches and systems are presented. The review deals specifically with spectroscopic methods, chromatographic and hyphenated techniques, and field monitoring devices. Emphasis is given to portable devices that can be used under field conditions. Specific examples of analytical techniques and instruments developed in the authors's laboratories will be discussed to illustrate the usefulness and potential of these approaches for environmental monitoring and characterization of PACs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vo-Dinh, T; Fetzer, J; Campiglia, AD

Published Date

  • November 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 943 - 969

PubMed ID

  • 18967400

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18967400

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-3573

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-9140

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0039-9140(98)00162-3


  • eng