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Title: Evaluation of High-Fired Beryllium Oxide Digestion Methods to Measure Beryllium in Industrial Hygiene Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

Abstract

Several digestion methods were tested to determine their effectiveness on high-fired BeO (ceramic BeO that has been heated to a temperature of approximately 1450 degrees C). High fired BeO is an extremely insoluble, refractory compound that may be present at some DOE sites. Because of the toxicity of air-borne BeO particulates, detection and measurement of high-fired BeO is required. Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) is a sensitive technique for measuring Be. However, the Be must be dissolved prior to analysis. Accurate detection of the presence of Be depends on digestion methods that are effective for all forms of Be, including high-fired BeO, that may be in Industrial Hygiene (IH) wipes or air filter samples.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
837910
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-2004-00395, rev.1
TRN: US0501184
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; AIR FILTERS; BERYLLIUM; BERYLLIUM OXIDES; DETECTION; DIGESTION; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; EVALUATION; PARTICULATES; TOXICITY

Citation Formats

Charles, Coleman. Evaluation of High-Fired Beryllium Oxide Digestion Methods to Measure Beryllium in Industrial Hygiene Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/837910.
Charles, Coleman. Evaluation of High-Fired Beryllium Oxide Digestion Methods to Measure Beryllium in Industrial Hygiene Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/837910
Charles, Coleman. Mon . "Evaluation of High-Fired Beryllium Oxide Digestion Methods to Measure Beryllium in Industrial Hygiene Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/837910. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/837910.
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title = {Evaluation of High-Fired Beryllium Oxide Digestion Methods to Measure Beryllium in Industrial Hygiene Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy},
author = {Charles, Coleman},
abstractNote = {Several digestion methods were tested to determine their effectiveness on high-fired BeO (ceramic BeO that has been heated to a temperature of approximately 1450 degrees C). High fired BeO is an extremely insoluble, refractory compound that may be present at some DOE sites. Because of the toxicity of air-borne BeO particulates, detection and measurement of high-fired BeO is required. Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) is a sensitive technique for measuring Be. However, the Be must be dissolved prior to analysis. Accurate detection of the presence of Be depends on digestion methods that are effective for all forms of Be, including high-fired BeO, that may be in Industrial Hygiene (IH) wipes or air filter samples.},
doi = {10.2172/837910},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/837910}, journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {11}
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