The effect of sample preparation on metal determination in soil by FAAS

Zofia Kowalewska , Ewa Bulska , Adam Hulanicki


Different methods for the determination of several metals in soils by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) were investigated. Different procedures for total dissolution of soil: I - HF+HClO4, H3BO3, HCl digestion (conventional heating), II - HF+HClO4, H3BO3 digestion followed by fusion with LiBO2 (conventional heating) and III - HF+HCl+HNO3, H3BO3 digestion (microwave heating), as well as a leaching procedure with HNO3+HClO4, HCl were tested and compared. For quality assessment, the certified reference material S-1 soil was used. For most of the investigated metals, the best accuracy and precision were achieved when the procedure I or III were used. The developed procedure was applied to the analysis of soil samples from crude oil refinery and dump of petroleum origin wastes regions.
Author Zofia Kowalewska IB
Zofia Kowalewska,,
- Insitute of Civil Engineering
, Ewa Bulska
Ewa Bulska,,
, Adam Hulanicki
Adam Hulanicki,,
Journal seriesAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, ISSN 1618-2642 [1618-2650, 0937-0633]
Issue year1998
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polish-
Keywords in Englishmetals determination, soil analysis, metals in soil,nickel in soil, vanadium in soil, soil digestion, soil contamination, flame atomization, atomic absorption spektrometry, interferences
Abstract in Polish-
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)20
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor [Impact Factor WoS]: 2006 = 2.591 (2) - 2007=2.798 (5)
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