Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Blank corrections for ultratrace atomic absorption analysis
Authors: National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Craigin, James H.
Quarry, Steven T.
Keywords: Acid blanks
Heavy metals
Atomic absorption
Trace elements
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 79-3.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: Both flame and fIameless atomic absorption (AA) measurements require a distilled water blank correction. This correction is due to the analyte contained in the distilled water used to prepare the standards and not, as commonly thought, to the reference "blank" used to zero the instrument. Flameless AA analyses of acidified heavy metal samples generally require additional corrections for the furnace deflection blank and for an acid blank. To prevent adsorption losses, the acid blank should be determined by extrapolation of a series of acid dilutions in distilled water.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:CRREL Report

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
CR-79-3.pdf201.83 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail