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Evaluation of Spark Source Mass Spectrometry in the Analysis of Biological Samples.
NIOSH 1975 May:91 pages
Report of a feasibility study of the application of spark source mass spectrometry to the trace elemental analysis of a variety of samples of occupational health interest. Samples including bulk minerals, industrial dusts, blood, urine, freeze dried human lung tissue, acid ashed lung and low temperature ashed lung are analyzed. Three methods of detecting and recording spectra are described and the relative merits of each discussed. Sample ashing techniques are also described. Spark source mass spectrometry is compared with emission spectroscopy and atomic absorption spectrophotometry as applied to the analysis of biological materials.
Sampling-methods; Trace-analysis; Lung-samples; Spectrophotometry; Analytical-methods;
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NIOSH Research Report, Division of Laboratories and Criteria Development, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division