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Title: Luminescence spot test for screening of PCBs

Abstract

There is a critical demand to have a rapid and simple technique for screening polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) under field conditions. The use of field screening analysis allows rapid decisions in a cleanup operation and reduces the need for either return visits to a site by a cleanup crew or extensive and costly laboratory analysts of samples that contain no detectable levels of PCBs. Field screening techniques also reduce the cost of remedial actions by preventing unnecessary excavation of uncontaminated soil. 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 (1) photoactivation by UV irradiation, (2) excitation of the photoproduct complex, and (3) 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.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN (United States); and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
191683
Report Number(s):
CONF-941098-
TRN: 95:006733-0039
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: FACSS XXI: 21st annual conference of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), St. Louis, MO (United States), 2-7 Oct 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of 21st annual conference of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies; PB: 257 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; LUMINESCENCE; SOILS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; SCREENING

Citation Formats

Vo-Dinh, T, Pal, A, and Pal, T. Luminescence spot test for screening of PCBs. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Vo-Dinh, T, Pal, A, & Pal, T. Luminescence spot test for screening of PCBs. United States.
Vo-Dinh, T, Pal, A, and Pal, T. Sat . "Luminescence spot test for screening of PCBs". United States.
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abstractNote = {There is a critical demand to have a rapid and simple technique for screening polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) under field conditions. The use of field screening analysis allows rapid decisions in a cleanup operation and reduces the need for either return visits to a site by a cleanup crew or extensive and costly laboratory analysts of samples that contain no detectable levels of PCBs. Field screening techniques also reduce the cost of remedial actions by preventing unnecessary excavation of uncontaminated soil. 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 (1) photoactivation by UV irradiation, (2) excitation of the photoproduct complex, and (3) 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.},
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