STP573: Asbestos Fibers in Lake Superior

    Durham, RW
    Head and electron microscopist, Physical Sciences Labs, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario

    Pang, T
    Head and electron microscopist, Physical Sciences Labs, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1975


    Abstract

    The discovery of high concentrations of asbestos fibers in the western arm of Lake Superior prompted the monitoring of the whole lake for fiber concentrations in order to determine the extent of transboundary movement. A description of the electron microscope technique used for fiber analysis and identification is given along with an assessment of the accuracy of the method.

    Keywords:

    water quality, asbestos, environmental tests, fibers, electron microscopes


    Paper ID: STP38992S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.95

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38992S


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