This book addresses Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (FAAS), which has gained worldwide acceptance as an analytical technique. FAAS offers 100-1000 times better determination and detection limits than other techniques for a majority of the elements. This technique requires a small sample size, and demands less sample-preparation time than others. The handbook is a collection of thousands of references for detection and determination of various elements in agricultural products, biological and clinical samples, and metallurgical and electronic materials. Each chapter is devoted to an element or a similar group of elements. Included are instrumental setup parameters, references, and author and subject indexes. Also presented are detailed appendixes covering glossary, list of manufacturers of spectrophotometers and its accessories, list of chemical suppliers, and list of reviews and abstracts. The handbook covers topics such as heavy metals, clinical products, and trace metal analysis. This desk-top reference is meant for chemists who handle day-to-day analysis problems in laboratories in government, clinical, industrial and academic settings. It is invaluable for those involved in research in environmental science, analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry and forensic science.
1. Furance Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (FAAS) 2. General Instrumentation 3. Alkali Metals (Cesium, Lithium, Potassium, Rubidium, Sodium) 4. Aluminum. Antimony 5. Arsenic 6. Barium 7. Beryllium. Bismuth 8. Boron 9. Cadmium 10. Calcium 11. Chromium 12. Cobalt 13. Copper 14. Gallium 15. Germanium 16. Gold 17. Indium 18. Iron 19. Lead 20. Magnesium 21. Manganese 22. Mercury 23. Molybdenum 24. Nickel 25. Phosphorus 26. Platinum Group Metals (Iridium, Osmium, Palladium, Platinum, Rhodium, and Ruthenium) 27. Rare Earth Elements (Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Holmium, Lanthanum, Neodymium, Samarium, Terbium, Thulium, Uranium, Ytterbium, and Yttrium) 28. Rhenium 29. Selenium 30. Silicon 31. Silver 32. Strontium 33. Sulfur 34. Tellurium 35. Thallium 36. Tin 37. Titanium 38. Vanadium 39. Zinc 40. Clinical Analysis 41. Heavy Metals 42. Miscellaneous Analysis 43. Trace Elements 44. Wear Metals. Appendices. Index.