THE IDENTIFICATION OF NAVAL FUELS AND NATURAL FLUOROPHORS IN SEA WATER BY FLUORESCENCE SPECTROMETRY

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-situvacuum 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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • Howard, H W
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

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  • Pagination: 83 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00035673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM