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Application of x-ray diffraction to analytical problems of occupational health.
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1971 Aug; 32(8):529-538
A review of the application of X-ray diffraction to the analytical problems encountered in an industrial hygiene laboratory. These applications include: the analysis of bulk, rafter and airborne dust and biological samples for the causative agents of pneumoconiosis and other related occupational lung diseases. Automatic scanning X- ray diffraction techniques for both qualitative and quantitative analysis of samples of such inorganic crystalline substances as quartz, talc, chrysotile, tremolite and actinolite are discussed. The article is divided into 3 parts; sample preparation; qualitative analysis; and quantitative analysis (direct comparison and internal standard techniques).
NIOSH-Author; X-ray-diffraction; Dust-control; Air-analysis; Respiratory-disorders; Automatic-control-equipment; Dust-sampling; Sampling-techniques; MX8030840
1317-79-9; 12001-29-5; 14567-73-8
Issue of Publication
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division