Research chemist, Center for Analytical Chemistry, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Pages: 10 Published: Jan 1990
Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) is a powerful analytical technique for the elemental characterization of atmospheric particulate samples. It is a true multielement technique with adequate sensitivity to determine 30 to 40 elements in a sample of atmospheric particulate material. Its nondestructive nature allows sample reanalysis by the same or a different analytical technique. As an example of the applicability of INAA to the study of atmospheric particulate material, a study of the emissions from municipal incinerators is described.
toxics, instrumental neutron activation analysis, neutron activation analysis, municipal incinerators, refuse combustion, trace elements, trace element analysis, urban aerosols
Paper ID: STP17194S