Fluorometer Crude Oil
Crude oil fluorometers are able to detect the fluorescence of crude oil and crude oil products. Natural water samples are excited at a specific ultraviolet wavelength of light. Specialized band pass emission filters allow the instruments to read a broad range of dissolved oil compounds or emulsions in water.
Oils are typically excited using ultraviolet wavelengths (300-400 nm) and fluoresce in the visible wavelength range from 400-600 nm. The carbon structure of the compound will determine its fluorescent properties. The addition of additives will also affect the fluorescence properties of oils. The difference in crude oil fluorescence is primarily due to the refinement process.
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