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Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis of Environmental Samples Using Ultrasonic Nebulization

Volume 35, Number 4 (Aug. 1981) Page 408-413

Taylor, Charles E.; Floyd, Terrance L.


Ultrasonic and pneumatic nebulizers used in inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) are compared in the analysis of standard materials and environmental samples. Results verify that ICP-AES with ultrasonic nebulization is capable of lower detection limits than ICP-AES with a pneumatic system. The ultrasonic system used with desolvation, therefore, is the more desirable system when ultratrace ICP-AES quantitative analyses are required in a variety of environmental samples.