Analyses of airborne particulates and human urine by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry.
Olson-KW; Haas-WJ Jr.; Fassel-VA
NIOSH 1978 Oct; :1-117
A complete sampling and analytical method that utilizes inductively coupled plasma/atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) for the simultaneous determination of trace chemical elements in airborne particulates of industrial atmospheres and in urine samples was developed and characterized. Due to an inability to locate air particulate collection substrates that satisfied sampling and analysis requirements, initial attempts at direct analysis utilizing ICP-AES were unsuccessful. Two indirect procedures involving sample dissolution followed by ICP-AES analysis were tested, and the more convenient of the two is described. The development of air filter calibration standard reference materials also is described. A complete sampling and multielement analysis method to simultaneously determine trace elements present in urine samples was developed and characterized. The results of investigations supported by other agencies which have been important to the progress of this work are summarized.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-IA-76-23; Bladder-cancer; Analytical-methods; Trace-substances; Airborne-particulates; Analytical-instrumentation; Urinalysis; Sampling-equipment
NTIS Accession No.
(NIOSH) 79-110; Interagency-Agreement-IA-76-23
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health