Accession Number : ADA189416

Title :   Water Quality Research Program: Recent Developments in the Analysis of Metals in Water, Wastewater, and Other Matrices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 85-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Larry W ; Cullinane, M J , Jr ; Jones, Jerry N

PDF Url : ADA189416

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : The analysis of water, wastewater, sediment, and other matrices for the presence of metals has become a large proportion of the work requested from the typical analytical laboratory. Advances in sample preparation, analytical techniques, and equipment capabilities are occurring at a rapid pace. This report is intended to help the working analyst come to grips with the rapidly expanding numbers of methods and techniques for trace metal analysis. The advances in trace metal analysis have been made in two different areas that are the primary focus of this report: better instrumentation (including atomization, nebulization, optics, and data manipulation) and new and novel techniques of sample preparation (preconcentration, matrix removal, and dissolution). Theses topics are treated in Parts II and III, respectively. As detection limits get lower, contamination and loss of analyte during sample preparation and analysis become increasing significant. This subject is discussed in Part IV. Sources of interference in traec metal analysis, particularly in complex sample matrices that are becoming a larger percentage of the analyst's effort, are discussed in Part V. To aid the analyst with specific analytical problems, a comprehensive bibliography of pertinent literature from recent journals and periodicals is provided in Appendix A. Keywords: Analysis, Atomic absorption, Interference, Ion chromatography, Trace metals.

Descriptors :   *METALS, *WATER QUALITY, *CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, *WATER POLLUTION, ABSORPTION, ATOMIC PROPERTIES, ATOMIZATION, CHROMATOGRAPHY, CONTAMINATION, DETECTION, IONS, LIMITATIONS, SEDIMENTS, SOURCES, THESES, TRACER STUDIES, WASTE WATER, WATER, CONTAMINANTS, EFFLUENTS

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE