Chemical imaging is a new analytical science, related to a combination of spatial and chemical resolutions. Several new chemical imaging tools have been developed and applied to environmental analysis. The advantages of such methods, which provide simultaneous morphological/geometrical and chemical speciation, are pointed out and exemplified in several environmental analytical applications. These include fast analysis of PAH contaminated aerosols at low concentrations, analysis of contaminated quartz sand particles, as well as improvement of laser induced fluorescence detection of PAH compounds in natural water, in the presence of various microparticles. It is shown that chemical imaging has a considerable potential in environmental applications and can provide detailed and unique information when particulate materials are concerned.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1999|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 28th Annual International Symposium on Environmetal Analytical Chemistry (ISEAC 28) - Geneva, Switz|
Duration: 2 Mar 1998 → 5 Mar 1998