Accession Number:

ADA282733

Title:

Effects of Sample Formulation on the Analysis of Heavy Metals by X-Ray Fluorescence

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Aug 1993

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A key area of research in environmental studies is the identification and analysis of metals in soil. Methods of testing soil samples have, in the past, involved much time in the laboratory setting. This report describes the use of an x-ray fluorescence spectrometer X-MET 840 that can be used in the field, and a method of creating standard samples for its calibration. The method was developed to decrease the time factor involved in calibrating the X-MET 840 and testing soil samples for heavy metal contaminants. Analysis by x-ray fluorescence has many advantages because of the ease of operation and portability of instrumentation. This report describes the effect of pelletizing samples upon reproducibility of analysis. X-ray fluorescence, Environmental, X- MET 840, Heavy metals

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE