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Field-portable-XRF reveals the ubiquity of antimony in plastic consumer products.
Very little systematic information exists on the occurrence and concentrations of antimony (Sb) in consumer products. In this study, a Niton XL3t field-portable-X-ray fluorescence (FP-XRF) spectrometer was deployed in situ ...
Bromine in plastic consumer products - Evidence for the widespread recycling of electronic waste.
A range of plastic consumer products and components thereof have been analysed by x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry in a low density mode for Br as a surrogate for brominated flame retardant (BFR) content. Bromine was ...
Cadmium, lead and bromine in beached microplastics.
Samples of microplastic (n = 924) from two beaches in south west England have been analysed by field-portable-x-ray fluorescence (FP-XRF) spectrometry, configured in a low-density mode and with a small-spot facility, for ...
High levels of migratable lead and cadmium on decorated drinking glassware
Novel use of field-portable-XRF for the direct analysis of trace elements in marine macroalgae.
Samples of dried marine macroalgae (Fucus serratus, Palmaria palmata and Ulva lactuca) have been analysed for trace elements by a novel, non-destructive approach involving a Niton field-portable-X-ray fluorescence (FP-XRF) ...
In situ elemental characterisation of marine microplastics by portable XRF.
The performance of a portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer configured in a test stand and coupled to a laptop has been evaluated for the determination of various elements (including Br, Cd, Cl, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb and Zn) ...
Lead and other toxic metals in playground paints from South West England
Paints on surfaces of public playground structures in south west England have been analysed for Pb, Cr, Cd and Sb by field-portable, energy-dispersive XRF. Lead was detected (> 8 g g-1) in 102 out of 242 cases, with ...