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Main Title Nondestructive multielement instrumental neutron activation analysis /
Author Moore, Robert V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Propheter, Oliver W.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, Ga. Analytical Chemistry Branch.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-4-77-011
Stock Number PB-267 283
OCLC Number 03565734
Subjects Nuclear activation analysis.
Additional Subjects Neutron activation analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Comparisons ; Standards ; Trace elements ; Monitors ; Concentration(Composition) ; Samples ; Pollution ; Standard reference materials ; Orchard leaves ; Environmental monitoring
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-77-011 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/29/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-4-77-011 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/26/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-4-77-011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-267 283 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 17 p. ; 28 cm.
A nondestructive instrumental neutron activation analysis procedure permitted accurate and sensitive measurement of most elements with atomic numbers between 11 and 92. The sensitivity of the procedure was dependent on each element's intrinsic characteristics and the sample matrix. Arsenic was used both as an elemental single comparator and as a thermal neutron flux monitor. Comparison conditions were established for both long and short irradiations. Other elemental standards, or unknown samples, were irradiated with flux monitors. Gamma counts of the sample were compared with those of the standards, both having been adjusted to the standard conditions through the flux monitors. The procedure permitted wide latitude in irradiation time, decay time, multichannel analysis time, relative detector-to-sample geometry, and sample size. Analysis of standard reference materials showed that 16 out of 23 elements in Orchard Leaves, for which comparison data were available, agreed within 20%. In Coal 24 out of 30 elemental analyses, and in Coal Fly Ash 21 out of 29 elemental analyses, agreed within 20% of comparison data. Differences greater than 50% were found for antimony, zinc, and a few trace elements near their detection limits.
"EPA-600/4-77-011." Bibliography: p. 16.