Antifoulants of the heavy metal inorganic, or organometallic, type are analyzed by x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry. Principle of analysis which is based upon measuring the wavelength of the radiation emitted when an electron of an excited atom (generated by X-ray bombardment) falls into a lower energy shell. Examples of applications of XRF techniques to determine toxin release in antifouling coatings which have been exposed in seawater environment for 3 mo in both static and dynamic state. It is a particularly effective analytical tool since it is simple, precise, accurate and nondestructive. XRF has demonstrated applicability in qualitative analysis of competitive coatings and quality control studies.

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  • Authors:
    • Driscoll, C
    • Freiman, A
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  • Accession Number: 00016665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2670
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1971 12:00AM