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Main Title Environmental technology verification report : field portable x-ray fluorescence analyzer : HNU systems SEFA-P.
Author Hess, E. ; Splichal, P.
CORP Author PRC Environmental Management, Inc., Lenexa, KS.;Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA/600/R-97/144; NERL/LV-98-009
Stock Number PB2001-101679
Subjects Soils--Analysis. ; X-ray spectroscopy.
Additional Subjects Portable equipment ; X ray-fluorescence ; Metals ; Soils ; Analyzers ; Inorganic analytes ; Performance evaluation ; Sample matrix variations ; SEFA-P analyzer ; Field portable x-ray fluorescence(FPXRF)
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=30003LL2.PDF
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NTIS  PB2001-101679 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 90 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
In April 1995, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a demonstration of field portable X-ray fluorescence (FPXRF) Analyzers. The primary objectives of this demonstration were (1) to determine how well FPXRF analyzers perform in comparison to a standard reference method, (2) to identify the effects of sample matrix variations on the performance of FPXRF, (3) To determine the logistical and economic resources needed to operate these analyzer, and (4) to test and validate and SW-846 draft method for FPXRF analysis. The Demonstration deign was subjected to extensive review and comment by the EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory, EPA Regional and Headquarters Superfund technical staff, the EPA's Office of Solid Waste-Methods Section, and the technology developers. This demonstration found that the analyzer was generally simple to operate. It was designed to operate in the intrusive mode only. The SEFA-P Analyzer is an effective tool for field-based analysis of metals contamination in soil. This Analyzer can be expected to identify contaminated areas allowing investigation and remediation decision to be made more efficiently on-site which may reduce the number of samples that need to be submitted for confirmatory analysis. Ownership and operation of the analyzer may require specific licensing by state nuclear regulatory agencies. There are special radiation safety training requirements and costs associated with this type of license.
Notes
"EPA 600-R-97-144." "March 1998." "Contract No. 68-CO-0047 to PRC Environmental Management, Inc."--Title page verso. "This work supports the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program administered by the National Risk Management Research Laboratory."--Title page verso. "Environmental Technology Verification Program"--Cover. Bibliographical references: page 69. Microfiche.