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Main Title Standard operating procedures for measurement of lead in paint using the SCITEC MAP-3 X-ray fluorescence spectrometer /
Author Hardison, D. L. ; Neefus, J. D. ; Estes, E. D. ; Gutknecht, W. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Neefus, J. D.
Estes, E. D.
Gutknecht, W. F.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/8-91/214; EPA-68-02-4550
Stock Number PB92-114180
Subjects Lead based paint ; Laboratory methods
Additional Subjects Lead(Metal) ; Paints ; X-ray spectroscopy ; Fluorescence spectroscopy ; Standards ; K shell ; Quantitative analysis ; Measurement ; On-line measurement systems ; Standard operating procedures ; Test equipment ; Quality assurance ; Calibrating ; Precision ; Residential sector ; Field tests ; Buildings ; Walls ; US EPA ; Portable equipment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-114180 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 73 pages ; 28 cm
A portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) procedure for quantitatively measuring lead in paint in situ is described along with recommended QA/QC practices. The procedure was evaluated using calibration paint films over various substrates and with field samples. Using the K shell X-rays, a typical linear range of 0.2 to 10.0 mg Pb/sq. cm was found. Precisions achieved were 0.1 mg Pb/sq. cm for laboratory standards and 0.3 mg Pb/sq. cm for field samples. At 1.0 mg Pb/sq. cm, accuracy was 0.1 mg Pb/sq. cm. Due to variable attenuation effects, use of the L shell X-ray option with the instrument is recommended only when the paint is known to be thin and consist of only two or three layers.
"PB92-114180." "September 1991." "EPA Contract no. 68-02-4550." "RTI project no. 91U-4699-100." "Prepared for Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office, Office of Research and Development." "Report for May 1990 - September 1991." Microfiche.