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Environmental fate and transport investigations:
Petroleum, chemical and radiological releases

Principal Investigator
Marco Kaltofen, PhD, PE (Civil, MA), C. NSE
2 Summer Street - Suite 14, Natick, MA 01760
(508) 314-9334 | mpkaltofen@gmail.com

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Environmental Fate and Transport Investigations:
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Radioactive particle microanalysis, digital microscopy, SEM/EDS, detection and isolation of microscale and nanoscale radioactive particles.

Inquiries and requests for quotations can be sent to Marco Kaltofen, PhD, PE
Boston Chemical Data Corp., 2 Summer Street Suite 14 Natick, MA 01760
Call at: (508) 314-9334.

Radioactive particle microanalysis isolates individual radioactively-hot particles from environmental samples and identifies the nuclide content, size, and mineral/metallic form of each particle. This technique is also used to identify the origin of hot particles, and to separate naturally occurring, global fallout, and industrial hot particles. This data is used to calculate dose from exposure to radioactive particles, and provides details about the potential routes of exposure to humans.

Digital Optical Microscopy provides an electronic or hard copy record of true-color digital micrographs. Magnifications of up to 5000 times are available. The technology allows users to identify the sources of hazardous materials in soil, dust, air, and waste samples.

Live Video Digital Microscopy allows you to produce a Mac or Windows compatible video file of any optical micrograph.

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) yields a much greater level of detail and a wider focal plane. This allows you to make black and white photographs of small three dimensional objects.

Xray and Backscatter Microanalysis is one of the most important advantages of using SEM. This technique allows a realtime elemental analysis of the object in view or of the entire field.


  • Radioactive fallout measurement
  • Human absorbed radiation dose assessment
  • Radiation source identification
  • Hazardous waste identification & fingerprinting
  • Environmental fate determinations
  • Indoor dust analysis
  • Material & mineral identification
  • Mining and metallurgy wastes


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