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Main Title Correlative Surface Analysis Studies of Environmental Particles.
Author Farmer, M. E. ; Linton, R. W. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Chemistry.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-807560; EPA/600/J-84/351;
Stock Number PB86-136231
Additional Subjects Surface analysis ; Particles ; Air pollution ; Furnaces ; X ray analysis ; Iron oxides ; Metals ; Electron spectroscopy ; Chemical analysis ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Leaching ; Scanning electron microscopy ; Secondary ion mass spectroscopy ; Air pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-136231 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Various surface analysis techniques (scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (SEM/EDX), electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA), and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) were evaluated in a correlative regimen for the chemical characterization of particulate pollutants. Analytical capabilities were demonstrated by using particles derived from steel blast furnaces. The ESCA studies of 'bottom ashes' suggest highly water-soluble species enriched in sulfates on particles consisting primarily of iron oxides. The unique combination of direct surface analysis and time-resolved solvent leaching experiments enables the relative importance of the two factors to be estimated for individual elements of environmental interest.