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Main Title Evaluation of Spark Source Mass Spectrometry and Plasma Emission Spectroscopy for Comprehensive Elemental Analysis of Environmental Samples.
Author Gaskill, A. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-02-3146; EPA/600/2-86/120;
Stock Number PB87-145686
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Spectroscopic analysis ; Mass spectroscopy ; Quality assurance ; Sampling ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tables(Data) ; Environmental samples ; Plasma emission spectroscopy
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-145686 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 291p
The report gives results of an extensive literature review and evaluation of spark source mass spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry, and direct current plasma emission spectrometry. The goal of the study was to determine if the techniques are capable of providing comprehensive elemental screening of environmental samples and, if so, the limitations to be expected. Sample preparation, introduction, identification, and quantitation procedures were evaluated to gain an understanding of the elemental coverage and data quality to be expected using each technique.