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The determination of lead in environmental air using a radioisotope X-ray-fluorescence unit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7169275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The feasibility for the development of a portable radioisotope excited X-ray fluorescence unit, able to detect Pb in air samples, was studied. The unit employs a 0.6-mCi 109Cd source and a Xe-filled proportional detector. The sensitivity of the method was found to be 15 micrograms of lead per cubic metre of air. Suggestions are also made for the improvement of the sensitivity.
H Kostalas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of applied radiation and isotopes     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0020-708X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Appl Radiat Isot     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-10     Completed Date:  1983-06-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374715     Medline TA:  Int J Appl Radiat Isot     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1475-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Lead / analysis*
Spectrometry, X-Ray Emission / instrumentation
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 7439-92-1/Lead

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