Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering Science- (M.S.)
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Environmental Science
Barbara B. Kebbekus
James M. Grow
Joseph W. Bozzelli
Airborne particulate matter from the New Jersey State area collected on Quartz Microfiber filters was analyzed by X-Ray Fluorescence spectroscopy. The quantitative analysis of the samples against N. B. S. standards produced results which were compared with Atomic Absorption analysis
The results from the two methods were correlated by the introduction of empirical factors for each element.
However, a larger number of analyzed standards of varied composition, along with the creation of a spectral library, can minimize the need for empirical factors and yield accu¬rate results.
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