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Multielemental analysis of an industrial source emission by nuetron activation analysis : A case study of a palm-oil mill plant

Mohd. Yusoff, Mohd. Rashid and Wood, Abdul Khalik and Shaffi, Azman Firdaus (1987) Multielemental analysis of an industrial source emission by nuetron activation analysis : A case study of a palm-oil mill plant. A Case Study Of A Palm-Oil Mill Plant . pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

The concentrations of 29 elements in palm-oil mill boiler flyash emitted from a mixed fiber and shell fired-fuel palm-oil mill plant were measured using a instrumental neutron ectivation analysis (INAA). Two separate sample of flyash 1) flyash retained bt theparticulate arrestor and 2) stack-ash emission collected downstream of the boiler were studied. Result showed that potentially volatile elements (As, Ba, Cl, Co, Cr, Cs, Sb, Rb and Zn) were enriched in the stack-ash emission as compared to retained-ash. Gallium, K and Na were intermediately enriched and Al, Ca, Ce, Eu, Fe, La, Lu, Mn, Sc, Sm, Th, Ti, V and Yb showed equally concentrated in both samples. Study suggests that the INAA can serve as an important analytical tool in elemental pollution studies from an industrial source emission.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:3785
Deposited By: Halimahtun Saadiah M. Saaid
Deposited On:05 Jul 2007 01:33
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:12

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