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Title: Feasibility study of X-ray K-edge analysis of RCRA heavy metal contamination of sludge packaged in drums

Abstract

A study has been completed to assess the capabilities of X-ray K-edge analysis in the measurement of RCRA metal contamination of sludge packaged in drums. Results were obtained for mercury and lead contamination. It was not possible to measure cadmium contamination using this technique. No false positive signals were observed. In cases where uniformity of the sludge can be assumed, this analysis can provide a quick, accurate measurement of heavy-metal contamination.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
754793
Report Number(s):
IS-5139
TRN: US0002989
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-82
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; SLUDGES; CONTAINERS; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY; MERCURY; LEAD; CADMIUM; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; MIXTURES

Citation Formats

Jensen, T. Feasibility study of X-ray K-edge analysis of RCRA heavy metal contamination of sludge packaged in drums. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/754793.
Jensen, T. Feasibility study of X-ray K-edge analysis of RCRA heavy metal contamination of sludge packaged in drums. United States. doi:10.2172/754793.
Jensen, T. Fri . "Feasibility study of X-ray K-edge analysis of RCRA heavy metal contamination of sludge packaged in drums". United States. doi:10.2172/754793. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/754793.
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abstractNote = {A study has been completed to assess the capabilities of X-ray K-edge analysis in the measurement of RCRA metal contamination of sludge packaged in drums. Results were obtained for mercury and lead contamination. It was not possible to measure cadmium contamination using this technique. No false positive signals were observed. In cases where uniformity of the sludge can be assumed, this analysis can provide a quick, accurate measurement of heavy-metal contamination.},
doi = {10.2172/754793},
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year = {1999},
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