Accession Number:

ADA036216

Title:

Study of Detection, Identification, and Quantification Techniques for Spills of Hazardous Chemicals.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 75-Oct 76,

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABS RICHLAND WASH

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

196.0

Abstract:

This study is intended to provide some of the initial technical data needed by the Coast Guard and the EPA for monitoring water pollution in inland and coastal waters. There are two major parts to this report. In the first part, twelve generalized remote and in situ water pollution sensing techniques are identified and discussed. Then the relative potential and current detectability, identifiability, and quantifiability of each of the first 400 chemicals in the Coast Guards CHRIS list are estimated with respect to each of these techniques. The results are presented as numerical matrices or charts. Needs for further research and development pollution sensing instrumentation are discussed. The second part of this report describes the design and testing of a prototype, active, aerial scanner system being developed by Battelle-Northwest for nighttime pollution detection. The feasibility of the design concept was demonstrated by laboratory and flight tests of the scanner together with laboratory measurements of the fluorescence spectra of fourteen oils and five other chemicals. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE