Accession Number : AD0743703

Title :   The Identification of Naval Fuels and Natural Fluorophors in Sea Water by Fluorescence Spectrometry.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Howard,Hugh W. , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : Fluorescence and Excitation spectra of Navy Standard Fuel Oil (NSFO), Navy Distillate Fuel (ND), Diesel Fuel and Navy Aircraft fuels (JP-4 and JP-5) were obtained. Excitation spectra and fluorescence spectra are characteristic and may allow selective identification of these fuels. Quantitative determinations by fluorescence analysis of ND fuel oil extracted from sea water samples, with cyclohexane, showed saturation values of approximately 11 ppm. An all glass, in-situ vacuum filtering water sampler was designed and built for collection of filtered (.45 micron glass) noncontaminated sea water samples for the Fluorescence analysis determination of the natural background fluorescence. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OILS, *FLUORESCENCE), (*SEA WATER, FLUORESCENCE), (*WATER POLLUTION, OILS), FUEL OIL, JET ENGINE FUELS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, THESES, ARCTIC OCEAN, PACIFIC OCEAN, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Fuels
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE