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Main Title Neutron Activation Analysis of Bottom Sediments.
Author Moor, Robert V. ; Prophete, Oliver W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Ga. Southeast Environmental Research Lab.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-16020-GHQ; 11067,; R2-73-009
Stock Number PB-221 339
Additional Subjects ( Trace elements ; Neutron activation analysis) ; ( Sediments ; Neutron activation analysis) ; Water pollution ; Quantitative analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Cost estimates ; Half life ; Radioactive decay ; Water pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 339 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19p
Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) was applied to bottom sediments obtained from 17 locations (small and large rivers, a canal, coastal waters, and a bay) within the United States to determine the applicability of INAA to water pollution studies. Irradiations of 30 seconds and 60 minutes, followed by three pulse-height analyses of gamma radiation, detected and measured up to 43 elements including most elements of interest. Decay times did not exceed seven days. Sample handling was minimal. Elements readily analyzed are Al, As, Au, Ba, Br, Cl, Co, Cr, Dy, Fe, K, La, Mg, Mn, Na, Sb, Sm, Th, Ti, and V. (Modified author abstract)