EDXRF versus INAA in a pollution control of soil

  • V. Cojocaru
  • D. I. Strumińska
  • B. Skwarzec
  • A. Pantelică
  • E. Pincovschi
  • I. I. Georgescu
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DOI: 10.1007/s10967-006-0126-5

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Cojocaru, V., Strumińska, D., Skwarzec, B. et al. J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2006) 268: 71. doi:10.1007/s10967-006-0126-5
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Summary

Elemental concentrations of soil samples collected in the vicinity of a Romanian fertilizer plant were determined by EDXRF and long half-life INAA. Lower limits of detection, obtained for various elements in soil by EDXRF technique with radioactive excitation sources (238Pu and 241Am) and a HPGe detector are presented. Spurious effects characteristic for Ge detector X-ray spectrometry are evaluated and discussed, and methods to overcome this drawback are suggested. Special care was taken to subtract from the spectra the Ge Ka

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Cojocaru
    • 1
  • D. I. Strumińska
    • 2
  • B. Skwarzec
    • 3
  • A. Pantelică
    • 4
  • E. Pincovschi
    • 5
  • I. I. Georgescu
    • 6
  1. 1.Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
  2. 2.University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Chemistry
  3. 3.University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Chemistry
  4. 4.Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
  5. 5.Politehnica University
  6. 6.Politehnica University

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