Publications


  1. Abraham, J.L., Chandra, S., Agrawal, A., Quantification and micron-scale imaging of spatial distribution of trace beryllium in shrapnel fragments and metallurgic samples with correlative fluorescence detection method and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), Journal of Microscopy (2014) doi: 10.1111/jmi.12170.
  2. Agrawal, Anoop; Cronin, John; Adams, Lori; Agrawal, Akshay; Tonazzi, Juan Carlos; Estimation of Beryllium by Optical Fluorescence Method in Samples Contaminated by Overlapping Fluorescent Impurities, Journal of ASTM International. Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 8(8), Paper ID JAI103411 (2011).
  3. Kevin Ashley, Tamara J. Wise, David Marlow, Anoop Agrawal, John P. Cronin, Lori Adams, Elizabeth Ashley, and Paul A. Lee, Trace Beryllium Determination in Polyvinyl Alcohol Wipes by Extraction and Fluorescence Detection: Interlaboratory Analysis, Anal. Methods, DOI: 10.1039/C1AY05115F (2011).
  4. Linda Youmans-McDonald, Michael J. Brisson, Maureen Bernard, Anoop Agrawal, John Cronin, and Lori Adams, Determining Beryllium by Optical Fluorescence using Pre-Wetted Wipes, submitted for publication, Journal of ASTM International, Vol 8 (3), Paper ID JAI103489 (2011).
  5. Michael J. Goldcamp, Diane M. Goldcamp, Kevi n Ashley, Joseph E. Fernback, Anoop Agrawal, Mark Millson, David Marlow, and Kenneth Harrison, Extraction of Beryllium from Refractory Beryllium Oxide with Dilute Ammonium Bifluoride and Determination by Fluorescence: A Multiparameter Performance Evaluation, To be published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 6:12, 735 -744 (2009).
  6. Cronin, J.; Agrawal, A.; Adams, L.; Tonazzi, J.; Brisson, M.;White, K.; Marlow, D.; Ashley, K.  Interlaboratory evaluation of an extraction and fluorescence method for the determination of trace beryllium in soils.  Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10, 955 - 960 (2008) DOI: 10.1039/b804313b.
  7. Agrawal, Anoop; Cronin, John; Agrawal, Akshay; Tonazzi, Juan Carlos; Adams, Lori; Ashley, Kevin; Brisson, Michael; Duran, Brandy; Whitney, Gary; Burrell, Anthony; McCleskey, T. Mark; Robbins, James; White, Kenneth, Extraction and Optical Fluorescence Method for the Measurement of Trace Beryllium in Soils, Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, 42(6): 2066-2071 (2008).
  8. Ashley K, Agrawal A, Cronin J, Tonazzi J, McCleskey TM, Burrell AK and Ehler DS:  Ultra-trace determination of beryllium in occupational hygiene samples by ammonium bifluoride extraction and fluorescence detection using hydroxybenzoquinoline sulfonate.  Anal. Chim. Acta, vol 584: 281-286 (2007)
  9. Anoop Agrawal,  John Cronin, Juan Tonazzi, T. Mark McCleskey, Deborah S. Ehler, Edel M. Minogue, Gary Whitney, Christopher Brink, Anthony K., Burrell, Benjamin Warner, Michael J. Goldcamp, Paul C. Schlect, Prerna Sonthalia and Kevin Ashley, Validation of a Portable Fluorescence Method for the Measurement of Trace Beryllium in the Workplace Air and Wipe Samples, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, vol 8: 619-624 (2006). www.cdc.gov/niosh/awards/hamilton/aliceabs07.html#engineering 
  10. Kevin Ashley,  T. Mark McCleskey, Michael Brisson, Gordon Goodyear,  John Cronin and Anoop Agrawal, Interlaboratory Evaluation of a Portable Fluorescence Method for the Measurement of Trace Beryllium in the Workplace, Journal of ASTM International, Vol 2 (9), paper ID JAI13156 (2005).
  11. Ashley K, Agrawal A, Cronin J, Tonazzi J, McCleskey TM [2005], Backup data-Method nos. 7704 and 9110/ Beryllium Issue 1, NIOSH Docket Office, Mailstop C-34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, email NIOSHDOCKET@cdc.gov
  12. Minogue E.M, Ehler DS, Burrell AK, McClesky TM, Taylor TP. Development of a new fluorescence method for the detection of beryllium on surfaces. J. ASTM Int., 2(9), 10pp. Paper ID JA113161 (2005).

Presentations



  1. Michael J. Brisson, Linda Youmans-McDonald, Kenn White, Anoop Agrawal and Kevin Ashley, Development of a Consensus Standard for a Smaller Wipe for Beryllium in Settled Dust, Presented at the AIHce (American Industrial Hygiene Association) annual meeting in Portland, OR (2011).
  2. Agrawal, Anoop; Adams, Lori L.; Cronin, John P.; Tonazzi, Juan Carlos Lopez.; Analysis of beryllium by optical fluorescence: method adaptation for manual and high throughput (HT) analysis, Proceedings WM Symposia, paper 11467, Phoenix (2011).
  3. Agrawal, Anoop; Adams, Lori L.; Agrawal, Akshay; Cronin, John P.; Tonazzi, Juan Carlos Lopez.; Duran, Brandy L.; Beryllium measurement by optical fluorescence in samples contaminated by fluorescent impurities, Presented at the ASTM Symposium on Surface and Dermal Sampling, San Antonio, October 2010.
  4. John Cronin, Lori Adams and Agrawal Anoop, Evaluation of Pre‐wetted Packaged Wipes for Analyzing Beryllium by Optical Fluorescence, spring meeting 2010, Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (Department of Energy), Washington DC 2010.
  5. Agrawal, Anoop; Cronin, John; Adams, Lori; Agrawal, Akshay; Tonazzi, Juan Carlos; Fluorescence Analysis of Beryllium in Samples Contaminated by Strongly Fluorescent Impurities, Third International Symposium on Beryllium Particulates and Their Detection. Organized by Beryllium Health and Safety Committee  (Department of Energy) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008.
  6. Michael J. Goldcamp, Diane M. Goldcamp, Kevin Ashley, Joseph E. Fernback, Anoop Agrawal, and Kenneth Harrison, Dissolution Studies on Large, high-fired BeO Ceramic Particles using Ammonium Bifluoride Aqueous Solutions, Third International Symposium on Beryllium Particulates and Their Detection. Organized by Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (Department of Energy) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008.
  7. Agrawal, Anoop; Cronin, John; Adams, Lori; Agrawal,; Tonazzi, Juan Carlos, Kevin Ashley, Mike Brisson, Extraction and Fluorescence Method for the Determination of Trace Beryllium in Soils, Third International Symposium on Beryllium Particulates and Their Detection. Organized by Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (Department of Energy) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008/
  8. Thomas J. Oatts, Agrawal, Anoop; Adams, Lori; Agrawal,; Tonazzi, Juan Carlos, Cronin, John; An Improved Beryllium Determination for Air Filters and Surface Smears Utilizing High Throughput Automated Fluorescence, Third International Symposium on Beryllium Particulates and Their Detection. Organized by Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (Department of Energy) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008.
  9. Thomas J. Oatts, Comparison of Beryllium Determinations by High Throughput Fluorescence and ICP Emission Spectroscopy: Data from the Oak Ridge Y-12 National Security Complex, Third International Symposium on Beryllium Particulates and Their Detection. Organized by Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (Department of Energy) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008.
  10. Kevin Ashley,  Anoop Agrawal, and T. Mark McCleskey, Ultra-Trace Beryllium Determination by a Fluorescence-Based Field-Portable Method, Beryllium Workshop, Department of Energy, 2007 and FACSS poster, Memphis, ( 2007). 
  11. Kevin Ashley,  T. Mark McCleskey, Michael Brisson, Gordon Goodyear,  John Cronin and Anoop Agrawal, Interlaboratory Evaluation of a Portable Fluorescence Method for the Measurement of Trace Beryllium in the Workplace, ASTM Proceedings, Salt Lake City, 2005 ( published in Journal of ASTM International, Vol 2 (9), paper ID JAI13156 (2005)) 

Awards


Berylliant Inc.& collaborators received the 2007 NIOSH Alice Hamilton Award.
Berylliant principals in collaboration with scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) were awarded the 2007 Alice Hamilton Award (Engineering and Physical Sciences Category) which recognizes the scientific excellence of technical and instructional materials by NIOSH scientists and engineers in the areas of biological science, engineering and physical science, human studies, and educational materials. 

Berylliant Inc. & collaborators nominated for the 2007 (CDC) Charles C. Shepard Award.
Berylliant principals nominated for the 2007 Charles C. Shepard Science award (Laboratory and Methods Category) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Berylliant Inc. & collaborators nominated for the 2010 (CDC) Charles Shepard Award.
Laboratory and Methods Category from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).