Review of the development of laser fluorosensors for oil spill application.

@article{Brown2003ReviewOT,
  title={Review of the development of laser fluorosensors for oil spill application.},
  author={Carl E. Brown and Mervin F Fingas},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 9-12},
  pages={477-84}
}
As laser fluorosensors provide their own source of excitation, they are known as active sensors. Being active sensors, laser fluorosensors can be employed around the clock, in daylight or in total darkness. Certain compounds, such as aromatic hydrocarbons, present in petroleum oils absorb ultraviolet laser light and become electronically excited. This excitation is quickly removed by the process of fluorescence emission, primarily in the visible region of the spectrum. By careful choice of the… CONTINUE READING