Chemical imaging for PAH analysis in particulate materials

Michal Fisher, Chanan Sluszny, Batya Horowitz, Valery Bulatov, Vladimir V. Gridin, Salah Hassoon, Israel Schechter*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-24
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 28th Annual International Symposium on Environmetal Analytical Chemistry (ISEAC 28) - Geneva, Switz
Duration: 2 Mar 19985 Mar 1998


  • Aerosol
  • Analysis
  • Fluorescence
  • Imaging
  • Particulates
  • Sand


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