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Stuart Chalk, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of North Florida
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BCR 713

Classification: Reference Material -> BCR -> 713 -> Wastewater

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"Multisyringe Flow Injection System For Total Inorganic Arsenic Determination By Hydride Generation-atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry"
Anal. Chim. Acta 2002 Volume 455, Issue 2 Pages 277-285
N. V. Semenova, L. O. Leal, R. Forteza and V. Cerdà

Abstract: A software-controlled time-based multisyringe flow injection system for total inorganic arsenic determination by hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry (HGAFS) has been developed. By using a multisyringe burette coupled with one multiport selection valve, the time-based injection provides precise known volumes of sample, a reducing sodium tetrahydroborate solution and a pre-reducing solution which are dispensed into a gas-liquid separation cell. An argon flow delivers the arsine into the flame of an atomic fluorescence spectrometer. A hydrogen flow has been used to support the flame. Linear calibration graphs for arsenic concentrations between 0.25 and 12 µg L-1 were obtained. The detection limit of the proposed technique (3s(b)/S) was 0.07 µg L-1. A sample throughput of 36 samples/h (108 injections) has been achieved. The proposed technique has been validated by means of reference solid and water materials with good agreement with the certified values. This method was compared with those reported in previous sequential injection analysis (SIA) and flow injection analysis (FIA) systems. The proposed method offers a number of advantages in front the usual AFS applications, which are mainly a higher sampling frequency and a significant reduction in reagent consumption.
Selenium, inorganic Fluorescence Multisyringe Method comparison Interferences Optimization Phase separator