Verification of Measurement Capabilities of Flame Atomic Spectrometry for the Determination of Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium in Natural Fresh Water
Part I. Comparison of Recommended Methods
Z. Jońca 1*, W. Lewandowski 2
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Z. Jońca1*, W. Lewandowski2 1 Environmental Monitoring Laboratory, Institute of Environmental Protection, Krucza 5/11d, 00-548 Warsaw, Poland
2 Chair of Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Engineering and Protection, Bialystok Technical University,
Zamenhofa 29, 15-435 Białystok, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2004;13(3):275–280
Current Polish Standard methods for the determination of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium in natural fresh water were compared with other official standards, mostly from the U.S. (ASTM, USEPA, USGS), regarding recommended top concentrations of measured elements in measured solutions and methods of regulating the sensitivity of measurements. Some of the disadvantageous limitations of conditions and methods of performing the spectrometric measurements that exist in Polish Standards were shown.