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Main Title Development of scanning electron microscopy for measurement of airborne asbestos concentrations /
Author Pattnaik, Amitav ; Meakin., John D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pattnaik, A.
Meakin, J. D.
Wagman, Jack.
CORP Author Franklin Inst. Research Labs., Philadelphia, Pa.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Chemistry and Physics Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 650-2-75-029; EPA-68-02-1268; EPA-ROAP-26AAN-010
Stock Number PB279617
OCLC Number 55704625
Subjects Scanning electron microscopy. ; Asbestos dust--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement. ; Air--Pollution--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Gas detectors ; Aerial surveys ; Electron microscopy ; X ray analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Samples ; Fluorescence ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Air pollution ; Air pollution detection ; Scanning electron microscopy ; Point sources
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 650-2-75-029 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/02/2020
ERAD  EPA 650/2-75-029 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
NTIS  PB-279 617 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
The methodology that was developed at the Franklin Institute Research Laboratories (FIRL) under the EPA Contract No. 68-02-0544, for the determination of airborne asbestos has been perfected and developed further. Moreover, the newly perfected technique has been applied to point source, near point source and ambient air samples. This report describes the analytical method which employs a scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive x-ray analysis for the identification and counting of airborne asbestos. The specimens, prepared in a unique manner, are suitable for image analysis and for a possible automated counting system. Results of the analysis on airborne asbestos are presented, and limitations and advantages of the present techniques are discussed.
EPA Project Officer: Jack Wagman. Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract Number: 68-02-1268 "January 1975." "EPA 650-2-75-029." Cover title. Chemistry and Physics Laboratory, National Environmental Research Center. Also distributed by National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as PB279617.