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Comparison of collection efficiencies of sampling methods for removable beryllium surface contamination

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Abstract

The primary goal of this study is to compare wet versus dry sampling methods for three different media, (Whatman® 41 filter papers, GhostWipes™, and SKC® Smear Tabs), These media were selected because they are the most commonly used means for the collection of beryllium from contaminated surfaces within the DOE Complex. A range of known concentrations of beryllium was introduced onto a smooth nonporous surface. All three types of media were tested for collection efficiency in both the wet and dry mode and analyzed by inductively-coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES).

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Submitted
31 Jan 2006
Accepted
16 May 2006
First published
01 Jun 2006

J. Environ. Monit., 2006,8, 630-633
Article type
Paper

Comparison of collection efficiencies of sampling methods for removable beryllium surface contamination

S. K. Dufay and M. Archuleta, J. Environ. Monit., 2006, 8, 630
DOI: 10.1039/B601526N

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