Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Stephen C. Richter
Atrazine is the most widely used herbicides in USA, but its negative impact on aquatic ecosystem cannot be over-looked. Atrazine was traditionally determined through liquid/gas chromatography or IR spectroscopy. However, these methods are either time-consuming or costly, so fluorescence spectroscopy is investigated as a more cost and time efficient alternative. Literature value of the optimal wavelength of atrazine was found to be 350 nm emission. Experimental value for emission scanned of atrazine resulted in an optimal wavelength of 363 nm. Known and unknown concentrations of atrazine will be analyzed using fluorescence spectrophotometer to develop a calibration curve.
The calibration concentration curve developed would be used in the future as an analytical technique to determine the concentrations of atrazine in real local water samples collected by the Biology Department at EKU.
Copyright 2018 Boniface Osei Amankona
Amankona, Boniface Osei, "Determination of Atrazine Concentration in Freshwaters Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy" (2018). Online Theses and Dissertations. 502.