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NGR BC AAS stream sediments and moss mats (As)

NGR British Columbia stream samples (sediments and moss mats), analysis by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) for As.

General Methodology:

Add 2 ml KI and dilute HCl to 0.8M HNO3 – 0.2M HCl.  2 ml of borohydride solution is added to produce AsH3 gas which is passed through a heated quartz tube in the light path of an atomic absorption spectrophotometer.  After 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  5848     As_AAS  1

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  310     Chemex (NGR BC stream sediment and moss mat samples, 1988)
2  311     Barringer Magenta (NGR BC stream sediment and moss mat samples, 1989)
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