Fluorescence | Environmental applications

Salma M.Z. Al-Kindy, Beena B. Varghese, Fakhr Eldin O. Suliman

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Fluorescence detection is rapidly making its way into new advancements across several fields; it has turned into a widely accepted technique for environmental analysis. Fortunately, this method offers the sensitivity, which is highly demanded for environmental analysis; however, lack of selectivity is one of the major drawbacks on the fluorescence detection. Separation techniques include liquid chromatography (LC) or capillary electrophoresis (CE), the multiparametric information of fluorescence such as spectral change, intensity, lifetime, polarization etc., low-temperature fluorimetry, and immunoanalytical techniques constitute an effective approach to overcome the selectivity problem. The identification of polycyclic aromatic compounds, major constituents of environmental pollution but with high fluorescence quantum yield and some challenging pollutants like isocyanates, pesticides devoid of a significant native fluorescence were successfully addressed by fluorescence methods. As such, in this perspective, this article discusses major strategies in the application of fluorescence techniques in environmental analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Analytical Science
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780081019832
ISBN (Print)9780081019849
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Ce-laser induced fluorescence
  • Chemometrics
  • Environmental analysis
  • Fluorescence detection
  • Immunoassays
  • Immunosensors
  • Isocyanates
  • Lc-fluorescence detection
  • Lif spectroscopy
  • Low-temperature fluorescence
  • Onsite measurements
  • Pesticides
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Quantum dot sensors
  • Sediment
  • Soil
  • Water analysis
  • Workplace air analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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