X-Ray Fluorescence: Technology, Performance and Applications

Rebeca Fonseca (Editor)

Series: Analytical Chemistry and Microchemistry
BISAC: SCI059000

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X-Ray Fluorescence: Technology, Performance and Applications opens with a study wherein the possibilities of polarizing energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry were fully explored to materialize rapid trace element determinations of various geological samples. The pressed powder pellet technique was adopted for sample preparation because of its simplicity.

Following this, the authors provide a synthesis of experiments that examine phosphorus in soils and sediment using pXRF spectroscopy and compare with those done with traditional methods. P-XRF spectroscopy is commonly utilized in determining the total phosphorus concentration in environmental samples, such as soil and sediment.

Lastly, the authors aim to reveal soil samples where the content of elements falls below the limit of detection using the regression analysis to obtain the dependence of its content from a common chemical analogue in profile.

Preface

Chapter 1. Simultaneous Determination of Trace Elements in Environmental and Geological Samples by Polarizing Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
(Shin-ichi Yamasaki, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan)

Chapter 2. Monitoring Soil Phosphorus Transport in Watersheds: Exploring the Use of Portable X-Ray Fluorescence
(Jacqueline McComb, PhD, and Leonard Kibet, PhD, Department of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi, US)

Chapter 3. Evaluation of Chemical Elements Contents in Soils below the Detection Limit for X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis and Their Distribution Laws
(A. T. Savichev and Yu. N. Vodyanitskii, Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, Moscow, Russia, and others)

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