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|Main Title||Automatic Analysis of Dissolved Metal Pollutants in Water by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy.|
|Author||Ho, James S. Y. ; Lin, Philip C. L. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.|
|Additional Subjects||Metals ; Water analysis ; Water pollution ; X ray spectroscopy ; Iron ; Copper ; Lead(Metal) ; Chemical analysis ; Nickel ; Chronium ; Zinc ; Calcium ; Tin ; Mercury(Metal) ; Trace elements ; Heavy metals ; Water pollution detection ; Energy dispersive X ray spectroscopy|
An automated system for the quantitative determination of dissolved metals such as Fe, Cu, Zn, Ca, Co, Ni, Cr, Hg, Se, and Pb in water is described. The system collects a water sample, preconcentrates the dissolved metals with ion-exchange paper automatically in a sample collection and preparation module (SCPM) controlled by a microprocessor computer, and then quantitates the metals with an energy-dispersive x-ray spectrophotometer. It has been demonstrated in the laboratory that the system can automatically and simultaneously quantitate dissolved multi-element metal ions in water in the concentration range of parts per million to parts per billion.