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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). View Full-Text
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2014

Grazia Accardo, Raffaeke Cioffi, Francesco Colangelo, Raffaele d'Angelo, Luca De Stefano, Fderica Paglietti

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Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Pages: 457-470