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Ion beam analysis techniques applied to large scale pollution studies

Abstract

Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) techniques are ideally suited to analyse the thousands of filter papers a year that may originate from a large scale aerosol sampling network. They are fast multi-elemental and, for the most part, non-destructive so other analytical methods such as neutron activation and ion chromatography can be performed afterwards. ANSTO in collaboration with the NSW EPA, Pacific Power and the Universities of NSW and Macquarie has established a large area fine aerosol sampling network covering nearly 80,000 square kilometres of NSW with 25 fine particle samplers. This network known as ASP was funded by the Energy Research and Development Corporation (ERDC) and commenced sampling on 1 July 1991. The cyclone sampler at each site has a 2.5 {mu}m particle diameter cut off and runs for 24 hours every Sunday and Wednesday using one Gillman 25mm diameter stretched Teflon filter for each day. These filters are ideal targets for ion beam analysis work. Currently ANSTO receives 300 filters per month from this network for analysis using its accelerator based ion beam techniques on the 3 MV Van de Graaff accelerator. One week a month of accelerator time is dedicated to this analysis. Four simultaneous accelerator based IBA techniques  More>>
Authors:
Cohen, D D; Bailey, G; Martin, J; Garton, D; Noorman, H; Stelcer, E; Johnson, P [1] 
  1. Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW (Australia)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1993
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-mf-15527; CONF-9311143-
Reference Number:
SCA: 400101; 540111; PA: AIX-28:024640; EDB-97:042251; SN: 97001752256
Resource Relation:
Conference: 8. Australian conference on nuclear techniques of analysis, Sydney (Australia), 17-19 Nov 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1993; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 8. Australian conference on nuclear techniques of analysis; PB: 194 p.
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; MICROANALYSIS; PIXE ANALYSIS; ION BEAMS; AEROSOLS; ELASTIC SCATTERING; ELEMENT ABUNDANCE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FILTERS; GAMMA RADIATION; NUCLEAR REACTION ANALYSIS; RUTHERFORD SCATTERING
OSTI ID:
445886
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97616714; TRN: AU9715800024640
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97616714
Submitting Site:
AUN
Size:
pp. 155-157
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Cohen, D D, Bailey, G, Martin, J, Garton, D, Noorman, H, Stelcer, E, and Johnson, P. Ion beam analysis techniques applied to large scale pollution studies. Australia: N. p., 1993. Web.
Cohen, D D, Bailey, G, Martin, J, Garton, D, Noorman, H, Stelcer, E, & Johnson, P. Ion beam analysis techniques applied to large scale pollution studies. Australia.
Cohen, D D, Bailey, G, Martin, J, Garton, D, Noorman, H, Stelcer, E, and Johnson, P. 1993. "Ion beam analysis techniques applied to large scale pollution studies." Australia.
@misc{etde_445886,
title = {Ion beam analysis techniques applied to large scale pollution studies}
author = {Cohen, D D, Bailey, G, Martin, J, Garton, D, Noorman, H, Stelcer, E, and Johnson, P}
abstractNote = {Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) techniques are ideally suited to analyse the thousands of filter papers a year that may originate from a large scale aerosol sampling network. They are fast multi-elemental and, for the most part, non-destructive so other analytical methods such as neutron activation and ion chromatography can be performed afterwards. ANSTO in collaboration with the NSW EPA, Pacific Power and the Universities of NSW and Macquarie has established a large area fine aerosol sampling network covering nearly 80,000 square kilometres of NSW with 25 fine particle samplers. This network known as ASP was funded by the Energy Research and Development Corporation (ERDC) and commenced sampling on 1 July 1991. The cyclone sampler at each site has a 2.5 {mu}m particle diameter cut off and runs for 24 hours every Sunday and Wednesday using one Gillman 25mm diameter stretched Teflon filter for each day. These filters are ideal targets for ion beam analysis work. Currently ANSTO receives 300 filters per month from this network for analysis using its accelerator based ion beam techniques on the 3 MV Van de Graaff accelerator. One week a month of accelerator time is dedicated to this analysis. Four simultaneous accelerator based IBA techniques are used at ANSTO, to analyse for the following 24 elements: H, C, N, O, F, Na, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Cu, Ni, Co, Zn, Br and Pb. The IBA techniques were proved invaluable in identifying sources of fine particles and their spatial and seasonal variations accross the large area sampled by the ASP network. 3 figs.}
place = {Australia}
year = {1993}
month = {Dec}
}