Atomic Absorption Spectrometry In Geology

Atomic Absorption Spectrometry In Geology

2nd Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Editor: Ernest Angino
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601889

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Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in Geology, Second Edition, aims to introduce geologists to the basic simplicity and applicability of atomic absorption spectrometry as it relates to geologic problems; to provide a summary of applications of atomic absorption to geology that are at scattered throughout the literature; and to encourage the accelerated application of atomic absorption spectrometry to geological problems. The book is organized into two parts. The first part, ""Theory and instrumentation,"" explains the theory of atomic absorption spectrophotometry; the operation of the atomic absorption spectrophotometer; and the types of interferences in atomic absorption spectrometry. The second part, ""Methods and applications,"" deals with applications of the atomic absorption method, including detection of the metal content of natural waters; metallic content of ores; and the analysis of trace elements in rocks and minerals. Also discussed are applications of the atomic absorption method in marine geochemistry and for isotopic abundance studies. The book includes some Appendices to the First Edition.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Second Edition

    Part I. Theory and Instrumentation

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Theory

    Relationship of atomic absorption to atomic concentration

    Variations in shapes and widths of atomic spectral lines

    Curvature of the calibration graph

    Analyzable elements

    Chapter 3. Instrumentation


    Light sources

    Sample vaporization

    Wavelength selector


    Readout system

    Complete instruments

    Methods of increasing sensitivity

    Chapter 4. Interferences

    Spectral interference

    Ionization interference

    Chemical interference

    Molecular absorption

    Specific element interferences

    Part II. Methods and Applications

    Chapter 5. Hydrogeochemistry

    Fresh water

    Sea water


    Chapter 6. Ore Analysis


    Copper, zinc, lead, nickel

    Zinc and cadmium




    Determination of trace metals in petroleum crude oils

    Coal ash

    Chapter 7. Rock and Mineral Analysis

    Silicate rocks


    Silicate minerals

    Trace metals in quartz and jasperoid

    Sulfide minerals


    Chapter 8. Recent Sediments

    Total sediment analysis and silty sediments

    Carbonate, organic-rich and leached sediments

    Skeletal materials

    Organic fractions of recent sediments

    Chapter 9. Isotopes and Noble Gases

    Lithium isotopes

    Uranium isotopes

    Boron isotopes

    Mercury isotopes

    Noble gases


    Part III. Appendix to the First Edition

    Appendix to Chapter 3. Recent Developments in Instrumentation

    Appendix to Chapter 4. Interferences

    Specific element interferences

    Appendix to Chapter 5. Recent Developments in the Analysis of Water

    Appendix to Chapter 6. Ore Analysis











    Appendix to Chapter 7. Rock and Mineral Analysis

    Silicate rocks

    Trace elements in calcium sulfate minerals

    Appendix to Chapter 8. Recent Sediments

    Trace elements

    Appendix to Chapter 9. Isotopes

    Lead isotopes

    Determination of Non-Metals

    Some advances

    References to the Appendix


Product details

  • No. of pages: 201
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601889

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Ernest Angino

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