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Main Title Development of X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Elemental Analysis of Particulate Matter in the Atmosphere and in Source Emissions.
Author Birk, L. S. ; Gilfric, J. V. ; Burkhalte, P. G. ;
CORP Author Naval Research Lab., Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1972
Report Number R2-72-063;
Stock Number PB-213 366
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Particles) ; ( Particles ; X-ray fluorescence) ; ( Spectrochemical analysis ; Particles) ; Trace elements ; Air filters ; Sensitivity ; Particle size ; X-ray analysis ; Excitation ; Microanalysis ; Air pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 366 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 48p
The application of x-ray fluorescence to the analysis of air pollution particulate samples was demonstrated to be a rapid and economical technique at concentrations encountered in practical situations. No sample preparation is necessary for particulates deposited on filters, which can be placed directly in the x-ray equipment. Because the specimens are thin, matrix absorption and fluorescence are negligible and calibration curves are linear. All of the elements of interest can be measured simultaneously in 100 seconds with either multichannel x-ray crystal spectrometers or multichannel analyzers with energy dispersion detectors. Sensitivity and detectability were compared for four types of excitation (x-ray tubes, fluorescers, radioisotopes and high-energy ions) and for the two types of data acquisition (crystal spectrometers and energy dispersive detectors). (Author)