skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

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 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7105669
Patent Number(s):
5318751 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-109759
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States) PTO; EDB-94-103927
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 20 Aug 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; AROMATICS; CHLORINATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; HALOGENATED AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; LUMINESCENCE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIATIONS; 540220* - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 540320 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Vo-Dinh, T. Enhanced photo-activated luminescence for screening polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and other related chlorinated compounds. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Vo-Dinh, T. Enhanced photo-activated luminescence for screening polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and other related chlorinated compounds. United States.
Vo-Dinh, T. Tue . "Enhanced photo-activated luminescence for screening polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and other related chlorinated compounds". United States.
@article{osti_7105669,
title = {Enhanced photo-activated luminescence for screening polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and other related chlorinated compounds},
author = {Vo-Dinh, T.},
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 figs.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {6}
}