Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 21(5), 569 (2005).

Low-Pressure ICP-AES with Electrothermal Vaporizer and a Pneumatic Nebulizer for Aqueous Sample Introduction
Taeyoon JUNG,* Yangsun KIM,** and H. B. LIM*
*Department of Chemistry, Dankook University and NSBT, Youngsan-Ku, Hannam-dong, Mt. #8, Seoul 140-714, Korea
**Proteonik, Inc., Gyeonggi Technopark, Rm. 911, 1271-11, Sa-1-dong, Sangnok-gu, Ansan-city, Kyunggi-do 425-170, Korea
A typical electrothermal vaporization (ETV) using a tantalum was built for low-pressure ICP-AES. The analytical performance of the ETV was tested and compared with that of a PFA pneumatic nebulizer with a double membrane desolvator (DMD). The limits of detection of the ETV were obtained in the range of 3.4 ng to 758 ng for Zn, Cu, Co, Fe, and Mg, while those of the PFA nebulizer were in the range of 53 ppb to 286 ppb. A relative standard deviation (RSD) of 4.3 - 8.5% for ETV was obtained, while 2.15 - 6.84% RSD was found for DMD.