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Abstract

The distribution of carcinogenic or mutagenic polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAC), both hydrocarbons and heterocyclics, throughout the environment as by-products of the combustion and degradation of organic materials in industrial processes is an increasing cause of alarm to modern civilization. Recent legislation in practically all major industrial nations, stimulated by the global consciousness of escalating environmental pollution, increasingly demands the implementation of stricter controls and intensive monitoring of industrial emissions. The identification of these hazardous materials by rapid routine analysis urgently requires the availability of reference data. This atlas represents a pilot study to compile a set of comparative standard spectra of some of the more important pollutants in this class, using the most commonly available analytical techniques. To these have been added some highly specific and characteristic spectra from less widely used methods, i.e. low temperature fluorescence and phosphorescence (Shpolskii efect). It is hoped that this concise collection of spectral data, with its supplementary information on occurrence and biological activity of the compounds will become a valuable source of reference for the identification and quantitative determination of environmental PAC and will act as a nucleus to expand this data base and to stimulate further research in the field of PAC analysis and health protection control.

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Authors: KARCHER W, JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);FORDHAM R J, JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);DUBOIS J J, JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);GLAUDE P G J M, JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);LIGTHART J A M JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS), JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: BBOK: 818 P., 1985, ISBN 90-277-1652-8 WRITE TO KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, P.O. BOX 322, 3300 AH DORDRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS), PRICE: HFL. 280, (EUR 8759 EN).
Record Number: 1989123026300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en