[ RadSafe ] coal ash

Philip Simpson phils at umich.edu
Wed Sep 2 14:46:04 CDT 2015

To get an idea of what other nasties are in coal fly ash take a look that the analysis of NIST SRM 1633b, Coal Fly Ash.  We used this as a primary comparative standard for neutron activation analysis at the UM Ford Nuclear Reactor.  Take a look at SRM 1648, Urban Particulate and you will want to wear a full face respirator next time you head downtown!  These can be seen in the on-line NIST SRM Catalog.

Phil Simpson
Assistant Manager (retired)
Ford Nuclear Reactor (now fully decommissioned and license terminated)
University of Michigan

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