Accession Number : AD0787077

Title :   Evaluation of Analytical Techniques for the Determination of Trace Elements in Marine Waters.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Lai,Ming G.

Report Date : 24 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Three analytical techniques for the determination of trace elements in marine waters were selected for evaluation and comparison. The selection and evaluation of these techniques are based on their speed, accuracy, sensitivity, simplicity, applicability to seawater, adaptability to automation, capability of multielemental determination, and cost of analysis. The techniques are atomic absorption spectroscopy, neutron activation analysis, and x ray fluorescence analysis. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Trace elements, *Radioactivation analysis, *Sea water, Atomic spectroscopy, X rays, Fluorescence, Sensitivity, Neutron activation

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE