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Main Title Multielemental analytical techniques for hazardous waste analysis : the state-of-the-art /
Author Oppenheimer, J. A. ; Eaton, A. D. ; Leong, L. Y. C. ; Hinners, T. A.
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Oppenheimer, J. A.
Hinners, Thomas A.
CORP Author Montgomery (James M.), Inc., Pasadena, CA.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600-4-84-028; 68-03-3076; EPA-68-03-3076
Stock Number PB84-178425
OCLC Number 15495644
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Chemical analysis ; Solid waste disposal ; X ray fluorescence ; X ray analysis ; Metals ; Comparison ; Neutron activation analysis ; Classification ; Emission spectroscopy ; Assessments ; Soil analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Waste management ; Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy ; State of the art
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EJBD  EPA 600-4-84-028 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/22/2018
NTIS  PB84-178425 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 99 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract Based on a comprehensive review of the literature, the multielemental techniques of inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP), x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) have been compared for the determination of antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium and zinc in hazardous waste matrices. These particular elements were chosen because they are on the list for classifying a waste as hazardous or on EPA's Priority Pollutant list. Each technique is discussed with respect to theory, anticipated interferences, correction techniques, precision, accuracy, detection limits and cost. This literature review indicates that there has not been sufficient analytical work on complex matrices to fully compare these three techniques for many of the priority pollutant elements. For those elements with a sufficient database to compare precision and accuracy by the three techniques (arsenic, barium, chromium, lead, nickel and zinc), ICP has the advantages of lower detection limits and higher precision, whereas XRF may be very useful as a preliminary screening technique due to its ability to provide rapid semi-quantitative data even at trace levels. XRF and ICP have significant cost advantages over INAA, requiring much less capital expenditure and lower labor costs.
Notes "EPA 600-4-84-028." "April 1984." Cover title. "Contract no. 68-03-3076." "Project officer Thomas A. Hinners." Includes bibliographical references.
Place Published Las Vegas Springfield, Va.
Corporate Au Added Ent Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.); United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.; James M. Montgomery, Consulting Engineers.
PUB Date Free Form 1984
NTIS Prices PC A06/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20180521084329
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01630cam 2200397Ki 45010