A new analytical method for the determination of low levels (0.01-1 wt%) of free fibres of chrysotile in contaminated clayey, sandy and sandy-organic soils is described. The detection limit of 0.01 wt% is reached with an enrichment of free fibres of chrysotile in the sample using a standard laboratory elutriator for sedimentation analysis. The chrysotile quantitative determination is performed both by X-ray powder diffraction, using the internal standard and reference intensity ratio methods, and by Fourier-transform infrared absorption spectroscopy. The procedure can be successfully applied to different soils after removal, by a thermal treatment, of the matrix components which can interfere. This straightforward method fulfils the request of public institutions and private companies for an appropriate quantitative determination of chrysotile-free fibres in contaminated soils.

Determination of low levels of free fibres of chrysotile in contaminated soils by X-ray diffraction and FTIR spectroscopy / E., Foresti; M., Gazzano; Gualtieri, Alessandro; Ig, Lesci; B., Lunelli; G., Pecchini; E., Renna; N., Roveri. - In: ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1618-2642. - 376:(2003), pp. 653-658. [10.1007/s00216-003-1965-3]

Determination of low levels of free fibres of chrysotile in contaminated soils by X-ray diffraction and FTIR spectroscopy

GUALTIERI, Alessandro;
2003

Abstract

A new analytical method for the determination of low levels (0.01-1 wt%) of free fibres of chrysotile in contaminated clayey, sandy and sandy-organic soils is described. The detection limit of 0.01 wt% is reached with an enrichment of free fibres of chrysotile in the sample using a standard laboratory elutriator for sedimentation analysis. The chrysotile quantitative determination is performed both by X-ray powder diffraction, using the internal standard and reference intensity ratio methods, and by Fourier-transform infrared absorption spectroscopy. The procedure can be successfully applied to different soils after removal, by a thermal treatment, of the matrix components which can interfere. This straightforward method fulfils the request of public institutions and private companies for an appropriate quantitative determination of chrysotile-free fibres in contaminated soils.
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Determination of low levels of free fibres of chrysotile in contaminated soils by X-ray diffraction and FTIR spectroscopy / E., Foresti; M., Gazzano; Gualtieri, Alessandro; Ig, Lesci; B., Lunelli; G., Pecchini; E., Renna; N., Roveri. - In: ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1618-2642. - 376:(2003), pp. 653-658. [10.1007/s00216-003-1965-3]
E., Foresti; M., Gazzano; Gualtieri, Alessandro; Ig, Lesci; B., Lunelli; G., Pecchini; E., Renna; N., Roveri
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