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Main Title Characterization of Chromium-Contaminated Soils Using Field-Portable X-ray Fluorescence.
Author Puls, R. W. ; Clark, D. A. ; Carlson, C. ; Vardy, J. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK. ;Coast Guard, Elizabeth City, NC.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/350;
Stock Number PB94-210457
Additional Subjects Soil surveys ; Chromium ; X ray fluorescence ; Portable equipment ; Heavy metals ; Soil pollution ; Site surveys ; Field tests ; US Coast Guard ; US EPA ; Ground water ; Pollution control ; Hazardous materials ; Chemical analysis ; Reprints ; XRF technology ; Environmental Protection Agency
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-210457 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Metals contamination of subsurface soils and ground water from a variety of industrial sources and uses has increasingly been discovered over the past decade. Strategies are needed to efficiently and accurately characterize these types of sites to determine if soil remediation is possible and/or practical. Chromium is one of several metal contaminants often found at hazardous waste sites (DOE 1992; Sims 1986; U.S. EPA 1989). It has many industrial and manufacturing uses in the United States and other countries. Due to the frequent occurrence of chrome plating sites and attendant environmental pollution, research was initiated to study this generic type of metal site. A cooperative project between the U.S. Cost Guard and the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was initiated in 1990 to evaluate various methods of site characterization at metals-contaminated waste sites. In particular, the uses of field-portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology to determine total metals contamination in soils was evaluated.