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Stuart Chalk, Ph.D.
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"Automatic Determination Of Mercury At The Lower Ng/l Levels"
LaborPraxis 1995 Volume 19, Issue 8 Pages 32-34
Baasner, J.

Abstract: An AS 90 or 91 sample dispenser and a flow injection AAS system (FIMS 100 or 400) with a high-intensity radiation source, a long-path cuvette and a wavelength-specific detector were used in the method. The working range is 20 ng-40 µg/l of Hg and the detection limit 5 ng/l. The method was used for the analysis of Hg in rain water, urine, blood, lemon leaves and sludges. Results agreed well with certified values. When the sample is pre-concentrated by amalgamation and blank values are determined and taken into account the working range and detection limits are 1-200 and 0.3 ng/l, respectively. With the use of amalgamation recoveries of 10 ng/l of Hg added to drinking water were 98-102%. The procedure is applicable to the hydride-generation AAS determination of other elements, e.g., As, Se or Sb.
Mercury Arsenic Selenium Antimony Spectrophotometry Spectrophotometry Amalgamation FIMS Reference material Volatile generation Volatile generation