Neutron activation analysis of geological and other environmental samples

Erkki Häsänen, Maija Lipponen, Pentti Manninen, Rolf Rosenberg, Riitta Zilliacus

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Abstract

By instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA), using different irradiation and cooling times, it's possible to analyze over 40 elements in environmental samples. For some elements the detection limit is below 1 ppb and for some others some tens of ppm, being usually 0.1-1 ppm. The INAA is one of most reliable analytical method, because analysis is done directly from the sample; e.g. errors due to the impurities in chemical reagents are avoided. At the Reactor Laboratory, INAA has been used in a wide scale for analyses of different environmental samples. During the years 1983-1988 about 40 000 geological samples for the geochemical prospecting of metals have been analyzed, which means together about one million elemental determinations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental geochemistry in northern Europe
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the first symposium on environmental geochemistry in northern Europe. Held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 17-19 October, 1989
EditorsEelis Pulkkinen
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherGeological Survey of Finland
Pages297-301
ISBN (Print)951-690-422-X
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventFirst symposium on environmental geochemistry in northern Europe - Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 17 Oct 198919 Oct 1989

Publication series

NameSpecial Paper: Geological Survey of Finland
PublisherGeological Survey of Finland
Volume9
ISSN (Print)0782-8535

Conference

ConferenceFirst symposium on environmental geochemistry in northern Europe
CountryFinland
CityRovaniemi
Period17/10/8919/10/89

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Neutron activation analysis
Metals
Irradiation
Impurities
Cooling

Keywords

  • chemical analysis
  • neuron activation analysis
  • environmental geology
  • geochemical methods

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Häsänen, E., Lipponen, M., Manninen, P., Rosenberg, R., & Zilliacus, R. (1991). Neutron activation analysis of geological and other environmental samples. In E. Pulkkinen (Ed.), Environmental geochemistry in northern Europe: Proceedings of the first symposium on environmental geochemistry in northern Europe. Held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 17-19 October, 1989 (pp. 297-301). Espoo: Geological Survey of Finland. Geological Survey of Finland. Special Paper, Vol.. 9
Häsänen, Erkki ; Lipponen, Maija ; Manninen, Pentti ; Rosenberg, Rolf ; Zilliacus, Riitta. / Neutron activation analysis of geological and other environmental samples. Environmental geochemistry in northern Europe: Proceedings of the first symposium on environmental geochemistry in northern Europe. Held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 17-19 October, 1989. editor / Eelis Pulkkinen. Espoo : Geological Survey of Finland, 1991. pp. 297-301 (Geological Survey of Finland. Special Paper, Vol. 9).
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Häsänen, E, Lipponen, M, Manninen, P, Rosenberg, R & Zilliacus, R 1991, Neutron activation analysis of geological and other environmental samples. in E Pulkkinen (ed.), Environmental geochemistry in northern Europe: Proceedings of the first symposium on environmental geochemistry in northern Europe. Held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 17-19 October, 1989. Geological Survey of Finland, Espoo, Geological Survey of Finland. Special Paper, vol. 9, pp. 297-301, First symposium on environmental geochemistry in northern Europe, Rovaniemi, Finland, 17/10/89.

Neutron activation analysis of geological and other environmental samples. / Häsänen, Erkki; Lipponen, Maija; Manninen, Pentti; Rosenberg, Rolf; Zilliacus, Riitta.

Environmental geochemistry in northern Europe: Proceedings of the first symposium on environmental geochemistry in northern Europe. Held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 17-19 October, 1989. ed. / Eelis Pulkkinen. Espoo : Geological Survey of Finland, 1991. p. 297-301 (Geological Survey of Finland. Special Paper, Vol. 9).

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Häsänen E, Lipponen M, Manninen P, Rosenberg R, Zilliacus R. Neutron activation analysis of geological and other environmental samples. In Pulkkinen E, editor, Environmental geochemistry in northern Europe: Proceedings of the first symposium on environmental geochemistry in northern Europe. Held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 17-19 October, 1989. Espoo: Geological Survey of Finland. 1991. p. 297-301. (Geological Survey of Finland. Special Paper, Vol. 9).