In situ delineation of point sources and high resolution mapping of polluted sites by field-portable X-ray fluorescence measuring device

M. Tolner, G. Nagy, E. Vaszita, K. Gruiz

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Abstract

In-situ or on site metal detection methods are able to spot the extent, size and heterogeneity of the pollution. Portable tools and -situ detection enable immediate decisionmaking e.g. on further testing or other measures, such as excavation. In-situ application of the XRF-device allows mapping of large areas in a relatively short time, reducing the amount of the required laboratory analysis and consequently the relevant costs. It can be used during excavation and removal of contaminated waste and soil. Field applications of XRF methodology and of a portable device are shown to be a cost- and time efficient method for -situ and on site assessment of metal polluted s, and analyses of contaminated soil and waste.

Original languageEnglish
Pages237-243
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
Event2008 International Conference on Construction for a Sustainable Environment - Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: Jul 1 2008Jul 4 2008

Other

Other2008 International Conference on Construction for a Sustainable Environment
CountryLithuania
CityVilnius
Period7/1/087/4/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Tolner, M., Nagy, G., Vaszita, E., & Gruiz, K. (2010). In situ delineation of point sources and high resolution mapping of polluted sites by field-portable X-ray fluorescence measuring device. 237-243. Paper presented at 2008 International Conference on Construction for a Sustainable Environment, Vilnius, Lithuania.