Accession Number : ADA318509

Title :   Method for Producing Performance Evaluation Soil/Sediment Samples for White Phosphorus Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Walsh, Marianne E.

PDF Url : ADA318509

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The analysis of performance evaluation samples is a routine part of most quality assurance programs. However, performance evaluation samples are not commercially available for many contaminants. This report describes the development of performance evaluation samples for white phosphorus (P4) analysis. To represent the wide range of concentrations that have been measured in field-contaminated sediment/soil samples, two types of performance evaluation samples were prepared. High concentration samples contained particulate white phosphorus in wet soil, and concentrations were stable for over 100 days. Low concentration soil samples containing white phosphorus dissolved in water or organic solvent were unstable. when silt-size glass beads were substituted for the soil, and a solution of white phosphorus in mineral oil added, concentrations were stable for over two months.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE TESTS, *SOILS, *SEDIMENTS, *CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, *WHITE PHOSPHORUS, TEST AND EVALUATION, WATER, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), SAMPLING, CONTAMINANTS, QUALITY ASSURANCE, MOISTURE, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, MINERAL OILS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE