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Bachelor of Science
Dr. John Bishop
The efficacy of a fiber optic probe, consisting of a sealed lipid-filled semi-permeable membrane bag attached to a fiber optic, was evaluated to determine the fiberprobe's utility as an indicator of bioconcentration of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PARs) in biological lipids. Fluorometric analysis of PAR concentrations in the fiberprobe were compared to bare-fiber analysis of lipid extracts from Notemigonus crysoleucas fish tissue. Both fish and fiberprobes were exposed to various concentrations of the PAH 9-methylanthracene over a seven-day period. Correlations between concentrations in the fiberprobe and in the fish tissue were ascertained. The results of fiberprobe analysis will allow for development of a prediction curve for fish tissue concentration of PARs in situ when fiberprobes are deployed for specified periods of time.
Meade, Jonathan, "Efficacy of a combined fiber optic probe and semi-permeable membrane device for the measurement PAH concentration in fish tissue" (1996). Honors Theses. 554.