Futuristic Testing Today

Russell, Kimberly
August 2010
Pollution Engineering;Aug2010, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p34
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the uses of the handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) devices. It states that the device provides immediate results for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act that prioritizes pollutants and heavy metals, and can be used to evaluate soils, streams, solids, snow, and mixed wastes. It says that the data produced by the XRF devices is wirelessly transferred and registered in real time using of industry-standard Mobile geographic information systems (GIS) software and hardware.


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