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Main Title Neutron Activation Analysis for Simultaneous Determination of Trace Elements in Ambient Air Collected on Glass-Fiber Filters.
Author Lambert, J. P. F. ; Wilshire, F. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Analytical Chemistry Branch.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/J-79-092;
Stock Number PB80-196306
Additional Subjects Gas analysis ; Neutron activation analysis ; Trace elements ; Samples ; Air filters ; Arsenic ; Concentration(Composition) ; Air pollution ; Chemical analysis ; Reprints ; Air pollution detection ; Computer aided analysis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-196306 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
Arsenic with 25 other elements are simultaneously determined in ambient air samples collected on glass-fiber filter composites at 250 United States sites. The instrumental neutron activation analysis (NAA) technique combined with the power of a dedicated mini-computer resulted in a routine analysis of the collected filter composites. The computer output defined ambient air levels for each element in units of nanograms per cubic meter. Values for the range determined, the mean, and coefficients of variation for split and control samples are reviewed for each of the elements involved in this multielement scan. Thirteen of the 26 elements are detected in concentrations above the discrimination limits in over 20% of the samples analyzed.