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Main Title Pilot Field Study for the Assessment of Techniques Used for Field Measurement of Lead in Paint. Volume 1. Technical Report.
Author Gutknecht, W. F. ; Hodson, L. L. ; Luk, K. K. ; Binstock, D. A. ; Van Hise, C. C. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher Dec 97
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-02-4544 ;EPA-68-D5-0040; EPA/600/R-97/057A;
Stock Number PB98-148414
Additional Subjects Lead(Metal) ; Paints ; Errors ; Pilot studies ; Qualitative analysis ; Field tests ; Quantitative analysis ; Dust ; Soil analysis ; Colorimetric analysis ;
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NTIS  PB98-148414 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/30/1998
Collation 166p
Abstract
This report describes a focused pilot study of the field measurement of lead in paint that has been performed with three objectives: (1) to evaluate the ability of previously performed laboratory experiments to predict measured field performance across a given field technology; (2) to identify sources and magnitudes of errors associated with the technologies that were researched; and (3) to provide a document that can serve as a guide to the field inspector or lead tester. To achieve these objectives, three different field technologies--portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF), a colorimetric field kit, and qualitative test kits--were evaluated in the field. Their performances were measured against analysis of paint samples performed using an established laboratory technique, microwave acid digestion/inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry (MW/ICP). In summary, this report provides the tester/inspector with a clear indication that location to location concentration variability is the major source of uncertainty when using these three brands of XRFs to determine whether the lead on some component may exceed a given action level.