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Title: Enhanced photo-activated luminescence for screening polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and other related chlorinated compounds

Abstract

The presence of polychlorinated biphenyls and other chlorinated compounds in a sample is determined by treating the sample with a photo-activator and then exposing the treated sample to a UV light source. The UV light produces a photo-product complex, which is subsequently excited with UV light to cause luminescence of the complex. The luminescence is detected and characteristics of the luminescence spectra are used to determine the presence of chlorinated compounds and also the quantity of the chlorine in the compounds. 14 figures.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5356453
Patent Number(s):
US 5272089; A
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1 Sep 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; DETECTION; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; PHOTOCHEMISTRY; SAMPLE PREPARATION; SCREENING; AROMATICS; CHEMISTRY; CHLORINATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HALOGENATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; LUMINESCENCE; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; 400102* - Chemical & Spectral Procedures; 400500 - Photochemistry

Citation Formats

Tuan, Vodinh. Enhanced photo-activated luminescence for screening polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and other related chlorinated compounds. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Tuan, Vodinh. Enhanced photo-activated luminescence for screening polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and other related chlorinated compounds. United States.
Tuan, Vodinh. Tue . "Enhanced photo-activated luminescence for screening polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and other related chlorinated compounds". United States.
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abstractNote = {The presence of polychlorinated biphenyls and other chlorinated compounds in a sample is determined by treating the sample with a photo-activator and then exposing the treated sample to a UV light source. The UV light produces a photo-product complex, which is subsequently excited with UV light to cause luminescence of the complex. The luminescence is detected and characteristics of the luminescence spectra are used to determine the presence of chlorinated compounds and also the quantity of the chlorine in the compounds. 14 figures.},
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