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Main Title Fusion method for the measurement of plutonium in soil : single-laboratory evaluation and interlaboratory collaborative test /
Author Hahn, P. B., ; Bretthauer, E. W. ; Altringer, P. B. ; Mathews., N. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bretthauer, E. W.,
Altringer, P. B.,
Mathews, N. F.,
Hahn, P. B.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev. Monitoring Systems Research and Development Div. ;Bureau of Mines, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/7-77-078
Stock Number PB-271 965
OCLC Number 03568059
Subjects Plutonium ; Radioactive substances in soils ; Soils, Radioactive substances in
Additional Subjects Plutonium ; Soil analysis ; Radioactive wastes ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Experiments ; Accuracy ; Environmental surveys ; Procedures
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EJBD  EPA 600-7-77-078 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/11/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-078 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/7-77/078 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ERAD  EPA-600/7-77-078 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/27/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-7-77-078 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-271 965 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 76 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report presents the results of a single-laboratory evaluation and an interlaboratory collaborative test of a method for measuring plutonium in soil. The method employs potassium fluoride and potassium pyrosulfate fusions to decompose a 10-gram sample, barium sulfate precipitations, solvent extraction and electrodeposition to isolate the plutonium, and alpha spectrometry to measure the plutonium. The method is appended to the report. Also discussed are several problem areas associated with environmental actinide analyses. These include the difficulties which may be anticipated in requiring monitoring laboratories to adopt a specific complex method of this type. Suggestions are presented for improving agreement between laboratories by establishing criteria for analytical results rather than requiring specific methodology.
Prepared by Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under the program element no. EHE 625C(ABJ). Includes bibliographical references.