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Materials 2014, 7(1), 457-470; doi:10.3390/ma7010457
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Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy for the Determination of Asbestos Species in Bulk Building Materials

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Received: 25 November 2013; in revised form: 9 December 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 16 January 2014
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Abstract: Diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform (DRIFT) spectroscopy is a well-known technique for thin film characterization. Since all asbestos species exhibit intense adsorptions peaks in the 4000–400 cm−1 region of the infrared spectrum, a quantitative analysis of asbestos in bulk samples by DRIFT is possible. In this work, different quantitative analytical procedures have been used to quantify chrysotile content in bulk materials produced by building requalification: partial least squares (PLS) chemometrics, the Linear Calibration Curve Method (LCM) and the Method of Additions (MoA). Each method has its own pros and cons, but all give affordable results for material characterization: the amount of asbestos (around 10%, weight by weight) can be determined with precision and accuracy (errors less than 0.1).
Keywords: asbestos; analytical chemistry; FTIR spectroscopy asbestos; analytical chemistry; FTIR spectroscopy
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Accardo, G.; Cioffi, R.; Colangelo, F.; d'Angelo, R.; De Stefano, L.; Paglietti, F. Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy for the Determination of Asbestos Species in Bulk Building Materials. Materials 2014, 7, 457-470.

AMA Style

Accardo G, Cioffi R, Colangelo F, d'Angelo R, De Stefano L, Paglietti F. Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy for the Determination of Asbestos Species in Bulk Building Materials. Materials. 2014; 7(1):457-470.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Accardo, Grazia; Cioffi, Raffaeke; Colangelo, Francesco; d'Angelo, Raffaele; De Stefano, Luca; Paglietti, Fderica. 2014. "Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy for the Determination of Asbestos Species in Bulk Building Materials." Materials 7, no. 1: 457-470.


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