Accession Number:

ADA007530

Title:

Quantitative Analysis of Airborne Asbestos by X-Ray Diffraction: Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1975-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Special x-ray diffraction geometry has been developed to distinguish chrysotile asbestos from serpentine and other clay minerals. The x-ray method requires alignment of the chrysotile fibers, and the technique for accomplishing this alignment has been developed and tested. A limit of detection of 0.2 micrograms asbestos has been achieved routinely for chrysotile in the absence of extraneous material from real air samples.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE