Statistical evaluation of an inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometric method for routine water quality testing

Applied Spectroscopy
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Abstract

In an interlaboratory test, inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) was compared with flame atomic absorption spectrometry and molecular absorption spectrophotometry for the determination of 17 major and trace elements in 100 filtered natural water samples. No unacceptable biases were detected. The analysis precision of ICP-AES was found to be equal to or better than alternative methods. Known-addition recovery experiments demonstrated that the ICP-AES determinations are accurate to between plus or minus 2 and plus or minus 10 percent; four-fifths of the tests yielded average recoveries of 95-105 percent, with an average relative standard deviation of about 5 percent.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Statistical evaluation of an inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometric method for routine water quality testing
Series title Applied Spectroscopy
DOI 10.1366/0003702854248458
Volume 39
Issue 3
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher Sage
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 7 p.
First page 535
Last page 541
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