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Main Title The multielemental analysis of drinking water using proton-induced x-ray emission (PIXE) /
Author Simms, P. C., ; Rickey, F. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Rickey, F. A.
Ulmer, Nancy S.
CORP Author Purdue Research Foundation, Lafayette, IN. Div. of Sponsored Programs.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Services.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/1-78-058; EPA-68-03-2178; PB287832
Stock Number PB 287 832
OCLC Number 04442524
Subjects Drinking water--Analysis ; X-ray spectroscopy ; Spectrometry, X-Ray Emission ; Water Supply ; Water Supply--analysis
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Potable water ; X ray analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Atomic spectroscopy ; X ray fluorescence ; Performance evaluation ; Samples ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution detection ; Proton induced x ray emission ; Drinking water
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EJBD  EPA 600-1-78-058 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-78-058 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-1-78-058 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB-287 832 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 49 pages : illustrations.
A new, rapid, and economical method for the multielemental analysis of drinking water samples is described. The concentrations of 76 elements heavier than aluminum are determined using proton-induced x-ray emission (PIXE) technology. The concentration of sodium is evaluated using an atomic absorption approach. Targets for PIXE analysis are prepared from aqueous samples using a new 'vapor' filtration' technique. Each target is bombarded with protons, supplied by a nuclear generator. The resulting x rays are observed with an energy-sensitive semiconductor detector and the data recorded and processed with an on-line computer. Excellent detection limits (0.1 to 100 ppb) are obtained for most of the elements heavier than silicon.
Research reporting series - Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Report submitted in fulfillment of Contract no. 68-03-2178 by Purdue University under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Includes bibliographical references (page 48).