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Title: Chemiluminescent detection of organic air pollutants

Chemiluminescent detection of organic air pollutants Chemiluminescent reactions can be used for specific and highly sensitive detection of a number of air pollutants. Among these are chemiluminescent reactions of ozone with NO or organics and reactions of luminol with a variety of oxidants. Reported here are studies exploring (1) the use of the temperature dependence of the chemiluminescent reactions of ozone with organic pollutants as a means of differentiating types of hydrocarbon classes and (2) the use of luminol techniques to monitor atmospheric concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}) and organic oxidants, specifically peroxyacyl nitrates (PANs). Coupling gas chromatography to the chemiluminescent detectors allows the measurement of individual species at very low concentrations.
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OSTI Identifier:243481
Report Number(s):ANL/ER/CP--89054; CONF-9604136--14
ON: DE96011118; TRN: 96:003487
DOE Contract Number:W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: 2. Argonne National Laboratory technical women`s symposium, Argonne, IL (United States), 29-30 Apr 1996; Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996
Research Org:Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; POLLUTANTS; CHEMILUMINESCENCE; AIR POLLUTION; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; OZONE; NITROGEN DIOXIDE; NITRATES