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Barringer (stream sediment) AAS (As, Sb; hydride evolution)

Barringer, stream sediment; atomic absorption spectroscopy (arsenic, antimony; hydride evolution)

General Methodology:

A 1 gram sample was reacted with 3 ml concentrated HNO3 in a test-tube overnight at room temperature.  After digestion, the test-tube was immersed in a hot water bath at room temperature and brought up to 90oC and held at this temperature for 30 minutes with periodic shaking.  1 ml concentrated HCl was added and heating was continued for another 90 minutes.  The sample was then diluted to 20 ml with metal free water and mixed.

The element was determined by atomic absorption using a hydride evolution method wherein the hydride (AsH3 or SbH3) is evolved and passed through a heated quartz tube in the light path of an atomic absorption spectrophotometer.  The method is described by Aslin (1976).


Aslin, G.E.M. (1976).  The determination of arsenic and antimony in geological materials by flameless atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Journal of Geochemical Exploration v6, p321-330.

Instrument: unstated

Sample material: solid

Sample weight: unstated

Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Spectroscopy >> Electromagnetic radiation >> Visible-ultraviolet >> Atomic >> Absorption >> Hydride



Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> Aqueous dissolution >> Acid >> Moderate Acid >> Aqua Regia (s.l.)


Aqua Regia (s.s.) | Lefort | Aqua Regia (Acme/BVM) | Aqua regia (NGR) | Aqua regia (NASGLP)

Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  1008     As_AAS  1
2  1285     Sb_AAS  0.2

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  394     Barringer (NGR stream sediment) AAS (8+6), CVAAS (Hg), COL(W), LOI500, NADNC(U)
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