Q:
What is trace element analysis?





A:
Sample preparation is generally destructive, usually
dissolution in acids, and include Atomic Absorption, Atomic
Emission and Atomic Mass Spectrometry.




    Trace Element Analysis Chart



    Various technologies are available, but it is important
    to be careful of various types of interference that can
    lower accuracy and precision.



  • Flame AA Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission
    radial and axial (ICP)

  • Graphite Furnace AA (GFAA)

  • Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)