In situ site assessment: A short overview and description of the field-portable XRF and its application

Adrienn Sarkadi, Emese Vaszita, Mária Tolner, Katalin Gruiz

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In situ screening of toxic metals using the Niton portable XRF analyser allows rapid, non-destructive multi-element assessment. With this equipment, it is easy to profile contaminant levels and to determine the extent of the site, where remediation is needed. This article gives basic information on the equipment; discusses the statistics of the analysis; and introduces some in situ applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-442
Number of pages12
JournalLand Contamination and Reclamation
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009



  • Efficient environmental management
  • In situ decision-making
  • In situ soil analysis
  • Metal content of soil and solid waste
  • Pollution delineation and mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Science(all)

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