Identification of Asbestos Minerals in Building Materials of Orton Library
Creators:Bents, Mary Heather
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Geological Sciences Senior Theses; 1996
Building material from the main stacks of Orton Library was sampled and analyzed for the presence of asbestos minerals. Electron microprobe analysis, X-ray diffraction, and optical microscopy were used to identify minerals in the project samples. Only one of the six known asbestos minerals was found in the building material. Chrysotile was identified in the samples by the optical microscopy method. No estimates regarding the relative percentages of asbestos in the project samples were made.
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