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A collection of research papers related to the laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) spectroscopy techniques in the Oil Testing Kit.

Research papers

Taotao Mu, Siying Chen , Yinchao Zhang, Pan Guo, He Chen, Fandong Meng, Motor Oil Classification Based on Time-Resolved Fluorescence Published: July 2, 2014DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100555 ("It is found that steady-state fluorescence is insufficient to distinguish the motor oil samples." -- for a selection of brands of motor oils)

Pantoja, Patricia A., et al. "Prediction of crude oil properties and chemical composition by means of steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence." Energy & Fuels 25.8 (2011): 3598-3604.

Wang, C. Y., et al. "Fluorescence analysis of crude oil samples with different spectral approaches." Guang pu xue yu guang pu fen xi= Guang pu 26.4 (2006): 728-732.

Camagni, Paolo, et al. "Diagnostics of oil pollution by laser-induced fluorescence." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens.;(United States) 26.1 (1988). ("Current fluorescence methods are based on spectral recognition, which affords a limited classification of oils into broad categories, but does not allow a true fingerprinting.")

    1. Hoge and R. N. Swift, Oil film thickness measurement using airborne laser-induced water Raman backscatter, APPLIED OPTICS Vol. 19, No. 19 3269, 1 October 1980.PAYWALL relevant findings

Theo Hengstermann and Rainer Reuter, Lidar fluorosensing of mineral oil spills on the sea surface, APPLIED OPTICS Vol. 29, No. 22, 1 August 1990. relevant findings

Paolo Camagni et. al, Fluorescence response of mineral oils: spectral yield vs absorption and decay time. APPLIED OPTICS Vol. 30, No., 1 January 1991. relevant findings

T. Hengstermann and R. Reuter, Laser Remote Sensing of Pollution of the Sea: a Quantitative Approach, EARSeL Advances in Remote Sensing, Vol. 1, No. 2-II, 1992. relevant findings

Allen R. Muroski, Karl S. Booksh,† and M. L. Myrick*, Single-Measurement Excitation/Emission Matrix Spectrofluorometer for Determination of Hydrocarbons in Ocean Water. 1. Instrumentation and Background Correction, Anal. Chem. 68, 3534-3538, 1996. relevant findings

    1. Johnson,1 J. B. Callis,2 and G. D. Christian1, Rapid Scanning Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Anal. Chem. VOL. 49 NO, 747 A. 8 JULY 1977.PAYWALL relevant findings

M P F. BRISTOW, Airborne Monitoring of Surface Water Pollutants by Fluorescence Spectroscopy, REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT 7,105-127, 1978. PAYWALL relevant findings

Patsayeva, S., et al. "Laser spectroscopy of mineral oils on the water surface." EARSeL eProceedings 1.1 (2000): 106-114. (PDF, Google Scholar) - summary

Moise, N., Aurelia Vasile, and Mihail-Lucian Pascu. "Measuring of water and soil contamination with oil components using laser-induced fluorescence transmitted through optical fibers." ROMOPTP'94: 4th Conference on Optics. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 1995. (Google Scholar) - summary

O’neil, R. A., L. Buja-Bijunas, and D. M. Rayner. "Field performance of a laser fluorosensor for the detection of oil spills." Applied Optics 19.6 (1980): 863-870. (Google Scholar) - summary

Bublitz, J., et al. "Fiber-optic laser-induced fluorescence probe for the detection of environmental pollutants." Applied optics 34.18 (1995): 3223-3233. (Google Scholar) - summary

Kumke, M. U., H-G. Löhmannsröben, and Th Roch. "Fluorescence spectroscopy of polynuclear aromatic compounds in environmental monitoring." Journal of Fluorescence 5.2 (1995): 139-152. (Google Scholar) - summary

Trade Journals

Industrial Water World: "DETECTING OIL IN WATER USING UV FLUORESCENCE" http://www.waterworld.com/articles/iww/print/volume-10/issue-4/columns/detecting-oil-in-water.html

Tangential research

I found lots of papers that mentioned other pollutant detection techniques, so I thought I'd list some of them here too:

Hussain, T., and M. A. Gondal. "Monitoring and assessment of toxic metals in Gulf War oil spill contaminated soil using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy." Environmental monitoring and assessment 136.1-3 (2008): 391-399. (Google Scholar) - summary

Yamamoto, Karen Y., et al. "Detection of metals in the environment using a portable laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy instrument." Applied spectroscopy 50.2 (1996): 222-233. (Google Scholar) - summary

Fluorescence lifetime analysis

Ryder, A. G., et al. "Characterization of crude oils using fluorescence lifetime data." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 58.5 (2002): 1025-1037.

Wang, Xin, and Oliver C. Mullins. "Fluorescence lifetime studies of crude oils." Applied spectroscopy 48.8 (1994): 977-984.


Not yet summarized

(or found!)

Brown, C.E., Wang, Z., Fruhwirth, M., Fingas, M., 1994b. May 1993 oil-spill sensor test program: correlation of laser fluorosensor data with chemical analysis. In: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Arctic and Marine Oilspill Technical Seminar. Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, pp. 1239-1261.

Fingas, M.F., 1982. A simple night time oil slick detector. Spill Technology Newsletter 7 (1), 137-141.

O'Neil, R.A., Neville R.A., Thompson, V., 1983. The Arctic Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) remote sensing study. Environment Canada Report Number EPS 4-EC-83-3, Ottawa, Ontario, 257p.

  1. Oesgaard, "Determination of environmental pollutants by direct fluorescence spectroscopy," Trace Anal 3, 163-212 (1984)

  2. Niessner, W. Roberts, and P. Wilbring, "Fiber optical sensor system using a tunable laser for detection of PAH's on particles and in water," in Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors, R.A. Lieberman and M.T. Wlodarczyk, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1172, 145-156 (1989)

    1. Lieberman, S.M. Inman, G.A. Theriault, S.S. Cooper, P.G. Malone, Y. Shimizu, and P. W. Lurk, "Fiber-optic based chemical sensors for in situ measurement of metals and aromatic organic compounds in seawater and soil systems," in Environment and Pollution Measurement Sensors and Systems, H.O. Nielsen, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1269, 175-184 (1990).

S.E. Apitz, G.A. Theriault, and S.H. Lieberman, "Optimization of the optical characteristics of a fiber-optic guided laser fluorescence technique for the in-situ evalutaion of fuels in soils," in Environmental and Process Monitoring Technologies, T. Vo-Dinh, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1637, 241-254 (1992).

G.D. Gillispie and R.W. St. Germain, "In-situ tunable laser fluorescece of hydrocarbons," in Environmental and Process Monitoring Technologies, T. VoDinh, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1637, 151-162 (1992).

  1. Schade and J. Bublitz, "New laser-induced fluorescence trace analysis of pollutants in water and in the soil," in Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, L. Bloomfield, T. Gallagher, and D. Larson, eds. (American Institute of Physics, New York, 1994), pp.261-263.

I.B. Berlman, Handbook of Fluorescence Spectra of Aromatic Molecules (Academic, New York, 1971)

  1. Svanberg (1990) in S. Martelucci and A. N. Chester (Eds.), Optoelectronics for Environmental Science, Plenum Press, New York, pp.15-27

O.C. Mullins, S. Mitra-Kirtley , and Y. Zhu, (1992) Appl. Spectrosc. 46, 1405-1411

  1. Adler, K. Sertic-Bionda, and N. Rak (1990) Int. J. Environ. Anal. Chem. 39, 381-390.

Giger, Walter, and Max Blumer. "Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the environment. Isolation and characterization by chromatography, visible, ultraviolet, and mass spectrometry." Analytical chemistry 46.12 (1974): 1663-1671. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac60348a036

Pharr, Daniel Y., J. Keith McKenzie, and Aaron B. Hickman. "Fingerprinting petroleum contamination using synchronous scanning fluorescence spectroscopy." Groundwater 30.4 (1992): 484-489. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-6584.1992.tb01523.x/abstract

Ryder, Alan G. "Analysis of crude petroleum oils using fluorescence spectroscopy." Reviews in Fluorescence 2005. Springer US, 2005. 169-198. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F0-387-23690-2_8

Fan, Chi-Yuan, S. Krishnamurthy, and Chien T. Chen. "A critical review of analytical approaches for petroleum contaminated soil." ASTM SPECIAL TECHNICAL PUBLICATION 1221 (1994): 61-61. (via Google Books)

"Molecular Probes Handbook" by LifeTechnologies.com - http://www.lifetechnologies.com/us/en/home/references/molecular-probes-the-handbook/introduction-to-fluorescence-techniques.html

Kavanagh, Richard J., et al. "Detecting oil sands process-affected waters in the Alberta oil sands region using synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy." Chemosphere 76.1 (2009): 120-126. (may be closed access but @warren has a copy) http://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=14373696302921970489&hl=en&as_sdt=0,22

Christensen, Jan H., et al. "Characterization and matching of oil samples using fluorescence spectroscopy and parallel factor analysis." Analytical chemistry 77.7 (2005): 2210-2217. (may be closed access but @warren has a copy) http://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=10865678698430550672&hl=en&as_sdt=0,22

Agostino, Patrick N., Rufus J. LeBlanc Jr, and Victor T. Jones III. "Assessment of subsurface hydrocarbon contamination resulting from multiple releases at six former bulk-fuel storage and distribution terminals, Austin, Texas: A case study." Surface Exploration Case Histories: Applications of Geochemistry, Magnetics and Remote Sensing. D. Schumacher and LA LeSchack, eds. AAPG Studies in Geology No. 48 and SEG Geophysical References Series 11 (2002): 299-325. (may be closed access but @warren has a copy) http://archives.datapages.com/data/specpubs/study48/st48ch11/st48ch11.htm

Closed articles we haven't been able to access:

Kershaw, J. R., and J. C. Fetzer. "The room temperature fluorescence analysis of polycyclic aromatic compounds in petroleum and related materials." Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds 7.4 (1995): 253-268. http://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=11103245098655707138&hl=en&as_sdt=0,22

Hargrave, Barry T. and Georgina A. Phillips. "Estimates of oil in aquatic sediments by fluorescence spectroscopy" Published by Elsevier Ltd. 1975 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0013932775901032

"Solving Crimes using 3d Fluorescence Spectroscopy" American Chemical Society, 1985. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ac00285a810

Gulf Oil Spill References

Henry, C B, P O Roberts, and E B Overton. 1993. Characterization of Chronic sources and Impacts of Tar Along the Louisiana Coast. US Dept of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Regional Office, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study MMS 93-0046, 64pp. http://www.data.boem.gov/PI/PDFImages/ESPIS/3/3606.pdf

James H “Rip” Kirby III, Findings of Persistency of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Residual Tar Product Sourced from Crude Oil Released during the Deepwater Horizon MC252 Spill of National Significance. April 14, 2012 Surfrider.org http://surfrider.org/images/uploads/publications/Corexit_Connections.pdf