Field Raman spectrograph for environmental analysis

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The enormous cost for chemical analysis at DOE facilities predicates that cost-saving measures be implemented. Many approaches, ranging from increasing laboratory sample throughput by reducing preparation time to the development of field instrumentation, are being explored to meet this need. Because of the presence of radioactive materials at many DOE sites, there is also a need for methods that are safer for site personnel and analysts. This project entails the development of a compact Raman spectrograph for field screening and monitoring of a wide variety of wastes, pollutants, and corrosion products in storage tanks, soils, and ground and surface waters. ... continued below

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Haas, J.W. III; Forney, R.W.; Carrabba, M.M. & Rauh, R.D. December 1, 1995.

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The enormous cost for chemical analysis at DOE facilities predicates that cost-saving measures be implemented. Many approaches, ranging from increasing laboratory sample throughput by reducing preparation time to the development of field instrumentation, are being explored to meet this need. Because of the presence of radioactive materials at many DOE sites, there is also a need for methods that are safer for site personnel and analysts. This project entails the development of a compact Raman spectrograph for field screening and monitoring of a wide variety of wastes, pollutants, and corrosion products in storage tanks, soils, and ground and surface waters. Analytical advantages of the Raman technique include its ability to produce a unique, spectral fingerprint for each contaminant and its ability to analyze both solids and liquids directly, without the need for isolation or cleanup.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96003447

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  • Environmental technology development through industry partnership, Morgantown, WV (United States), 3-5 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96003447
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/29108--96/CO568
  • Report No.: CONF-9510108--5
  • Grant Number: AC21-92MC29108
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 155240
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622963

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Haas, J.W. III; Forney, R.W.; Carrabba, M.M. & Rauh, R.D. Field Raman spectrograph for environmental analysis, article, December 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622963/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.