SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Samples via Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis


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.

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Greenberg, RR
Center for Analytical Chemistry, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
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Developed by Committee: D22
Pages: 175–184
DOI: 10.1520/STP17194S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5116-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1271-1