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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.
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,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/1-78/058; EPA-68-03-2178
Stock Number PB-287 832
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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NTIS  PB-287 832 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 48 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.
Contract no. 68-03-2178. Includes bibliographical references (page 48). Microfiche.