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Applications of Thermal Analysis to Cold regions.
NIOSH 1976 Jun:167-181
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.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0027; Thermal-properties; Arctic-tests; Cold-environments; Radioactive-wastes;
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-173
Proceedings of a Roundtable Discussion on Thermal Analysis Techniques, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
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