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Title
Sample contamination from a commercial grinding unit
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Abstract
The contamination of ground samples by a commercially available Lovibond McCrone Micronizing Mill is discussed. Tracer and weighing experiments showed that abrasion of corundum grinding elements was important, introducing 620 mg of abrasion products per minute of wet grinding. Agate grinding elements were abraded at ⩽6 mg min-1. The abrasion products and grinding elements were analyzed by x-ray fluorescence, spark-source mass spectrometry and neutron activation analysis. Contamination in trace element analysis of geological materials is likely to be negligible for agate grinding elements and, except for a few transition metals, also for corundum grinding elements. Contamination of typical biological samples is significant for a few elements even when agate elements are used, and is absolutely prohibitive for trace analysis when corundum elements are used.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Analytica chimica acta. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 1980
ISSN
0003-2670
Volume/pages
118:1(1980), p. 137-143
ISI
A1980JZ95100016
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UAntwerpen
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