Current practice and recent developments in analytical methodology for trace element analysis of soils, plants, and water

Download
  1. Get@NRC: Current practice and recent developments in analytical methodology for trace element analysis of soils, plants, and water (Opens in a new window)
DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00103620009370522
AuthorSearch for:
TypeArticle
Journal titleCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
ISSN0010-3624
Volume31
Issue11/14
Pages14791512; # of pages: 58
AbstractAccurate and reliable methodologies possessing high sensitivity and selectivity, coupled with convenience and economy and applicable to real-world situations are required for the evaluation of plant, soil and water samples for trace element content. The demand for more elements at lower concentration levels and the increasing interest in elemental speciation due to the issues of bioavailability and toxicity have nurtured growth of more rapid and robust methodologies for sample preparation - including analyte preconcentration schemes, matrix separation processes, species specific detection and instrumentation to address the concerns of sample throughput, compatibility, economy and portability. Realistic assessment of the near-term future for this environmental analysis sector is a growth in the use of multielement detection systems, likely focused on ICP-AES with array-based spectrometers, and ICP-MS instrumentation having increased resolution capabilities. Coupling on-line flow injection techniques incorporating various chemfolds to permit a variety of microsample processing schemes as well as some direct solid sampling approaches will compliment this proficiency for effective sample management. Current practice and recent developments in both analytical instrumentation and sample processing techniques will be reviewed in light of the above.
Publication date
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for National Measurement Standards; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
Identifier10010725
NRC number149
NPARC number8898943
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifier7062af4e-ce77-4251-9a33-44fa03478ce8
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)