Identification of asbestos in a fibrocement plate (Uralita)


In this project, a sample of fibrocement plate was analyzed to identify the possible presence of asbestos.

As it is well known, this material can generate health and environmental risks, so its identification is crucial to proceed with its removal or isolation.

The techniques used for the characterization were observation by Magnifying Glass-Microscope, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and high resolution Environmental Scanning Electronic Microscopy.

Finally, the use of these techniques allowed us to confirm the presence of asbestos in the sample.