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Applications of Thermal Analysis to Cold regions.

Authors
Sterett-KF
Source
NIOSH 1976 Jun:167-181
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00058001
Abstract
Some applications of differential thermal analysis by the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory are discussed. Included are analysis of frozen soil, parallels with particulates in gas absorption, use of a differential scanning calorimeter-mass spectrometer combination for analyzing soils from the dry valleys in Antarctica, analysis of ice cores in Greenland and Antarctica and differential thermal analysis at high pressures. The fact that frozen soils have an unfrozen water content is discussed, and unfrozen water contents for several clay minerals are given. It is brought out that several interesting particulates and glassy spheriods are found trapped in the Greenland icecap, but there is no evidence of polychlorinated biphenyls. Also, radioactive waste disposal at the bottom of the Antarctic icecap is considered to be a great hazard.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0027; Thermal-properties; Arctic-tests; Cold-environments; Radioactive-wastes;
Publication Date
19760601
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 76-173
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Source Name
Proceedings of a Roundtable Discussion on Thermal Analysis Techniques, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
OH;
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