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  • Main Title Road Transportable Analytical Laboratory (RTAL) system. Quarterly report, November 1995--January 1996


  • Sponsor: United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Engineering Computer Optecnomics, Inc., Annapolis, MD (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1996-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: The goal of the Road Transportable Analytical Laboratory (RTAL) Project is the development and demonstration of a system to meet the unique needs of the DOE for rapid, accurate analysis of a wide variety of hazardous and radioactive contaminants in soil, groundwater, and surface waters. This laboratory system has been designed to provide the field and laboratory analytical equipment necessary to detect and quantify radionuclides, organics, heavy metals and other inorganics. The laboratory system consists of a set of individual laboratory modules deployable independently or as an interconnected group to meet each DOE site`s specific needs. After evaluating the needs of the DOE field activities and investigating alternative system designs, the modules included in the RTAL are: radioanalytical laboratory; organic chemical analysis laboratory; inorganic chemical analysis laboratory; aquatic biomonitoring laboratory; field analytical laboratory; robotics base station; decontamination/sample screening module; operations control center; and protected living quarters. The goal of the integrated laboratory system is a sample throughput of 20 samples per day, providing a full range of analyses on each sample within 16 hours (after sample preparation) with high accuracy and high quality assurance. The RTAL will provide the DOE with very significant savings in terms of both cost and time. This will accelerate and improve the efficiency of clean-up and remediation operations throughout the DOE complex. At the same time, the system will provide full protection for operating personnel and sensitive analytical equipment against the environmental extremes and hazards encountered at DOE sites.
  • Physical Description: 10 p.


  • Keyword: Surface Waters
  • Keyword: Site Characterization
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Radioactive Materials
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Soils
  • Keyword: Design
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • STI Subject Categories: 40 Chemistry
  • Keyword: Chemical Analysis
  • Keyword: Laboratories
  • Keyword: Portable Equipment
  • Keyword: Hazardous Materials


  • Other Information: PBD: [1996]


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE97002082
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/29109--5334
  • Grant Number: AC21-92MC29109
  • DOI: 10.2172/325724
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 325724
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc687216


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE97002082