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Comparison of instrumental methods for the determination of total selenium in environmental samples.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1993
<mark>Journal</mark>The Analyst
Issue number10
Volume118
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)1303-1308
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Choosing the appropriate instrumental method for the determination of total Se in environmental samples is difficult, considering the wide choice of methods currently available. By use of a sediment matrix, an objective comparison is made between fluorimetry, hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry (HGAAS), hydride generation inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (HG-ICP-AES), hydride generation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (HG-ICP-MS) and radiochemical neutron activation analysis (RNAA) methods, involving technical criteria such as detection limits, reproducibility, time taken for analysis and interferences