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Trace Metal Analysis of Petroleum, Petroleum Products, and Alternative Fuels by Atomic Fluorescence/Emission Spectrometry

Volume 33, Number 3 (June 1979) Page 245-248

Brinkman, D.W.; Whisman, M.L.; Goetzinger, J.W.


While atomic fluorescence is attractive as a sensitive multi-element technique, lack of a commercial instrument and the need for a dedicated computer system have discouraged its use. A system is described which incorporates atomic emission and fluorescence while using only commercially available instrumentation. A programable calculator operates the system and performs all data manipulation and reduction. The result is an instrument capable of doing routine multi-element analyses without the need for a highly trained operator.