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Title
Multi-element analysis of urine by energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry
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Abstract
For multi-element analysis of human urine, 25-ml samples doped with yttrium as internal standard are evaporated gently and then ashed up to 460°C overnight. The residue is pelletized and analysed by energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence. Acid addition to facilitate the digestion is not mandatory. Recoveries are nearly quantitative for traces of Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn and Sr, to a lesser extent for lead, but not for arsenic or selenium. The standard deviation per measurement is typically around 6%. The detection limits are such that some 10 elements can be determined simultaneously in normal urine, and possibly more in cases of importance to toxicology or industrial hygiene.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Analytica chimica acta. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 1981
ISSN
0003-2670
Volume/pages
130:1(1981), p. 167-175
ISI
A1981ME98900017
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UAntwerpen
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