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Stuart Chalk, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of North Florida
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"Analysis Of Samples Containing Large Amounts Of Dissolved Solids Using Micro-sampling Flow Injection Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry"
J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 1992 Volume 7, Issue 8 Pages 1201-1205
Andreas Stroh, Uwe Völlkopf and Eric R. Denoyer

Abstract: The use of micro-sampling flow injection ICP-MS was investigated for the analysis of samples containing large amounts of dissolved solids such as brines. The flow injection parameters, e.g., sample delivery rate and sample loop volume were optimized (at 1.5 mL min-1 and 500 µL, respectively) with respect to signal peak height and stability. Short- (5 min) and long- (>2 h) term precision were investigated; corresponding coefficient of variation were 0.4 to 5.1% and 5%. Detection limits in a 3% NaCl matrix were 0.002 to 2.778 µg L-1 which were 2 to 5 times better than those obtained using continuous-flow sample aspiration of the same matrix. The method was applied to the analysis of standard rock reference material AGV-1 after lithium tetraborate fusion. Recoveries were 83 to 119%. The use of microsampling flow injection inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the multi-elemental analysis of samples containing large amounts of total dissolved solids is described. The flow injection parameters such as sample delivery rate and sample loop volume were optimized with respect to signal peak height and stability. Short- (5 min) and long- (>2 h) term precision of the technique were investigated and detection limits in a 3% (mass/v) NaCl matrix were determined The detection limits for flow injection were 2-5 times better than those for continuous-flow sample aspiration of the same matrix. Standard reference rock material AGV-1 from the United States Geological Survey was analyzed after lithium tetraborate fusion (>1.2%(m/v) salt) to demonstrate the accuracy of the proposed method. Recovery experiments were carried out using spiked (10 µg L-1) 1 and 3%(m/v) NaCl solutions and were found to be acceptable for such matrixes ranging from 83 to 119%.
Sample preparation Mass spectrometry Dissolved solids Reference material Optimization