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Main analytical techniques used for elemental analysis in various matrices

Helaluddin , Abul Bashar Mohammed and Khalid , Reem S. and Alaama, Mohammed and Abbas, Syed Atif (2016) Main analytical techniques used for elemental analysis in various matrices. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 15 (2). pp. 427-434. ISSN 1596-5996 E-ISSN 1596-9827

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Abstract

Heavy metal pollution is a serious environmental problem. The presence of such metals in different areas of an ecosystem subsequently leads to the contamination of consumable products such as dietary and processed materials. Accurate monitoring of metal concentrations in various samples is of importance in order to minimize health hazards resulting from exposure to such toxic substances. For this purpose, it is essential to have a general understanding of the basic principles for different methods of elemental analysis. This article provides an overview of the most sensitive techniques of elemental analysis such as atomic absorption/emission spectrometry, mass spectrometry, x-ray fluorescence, voltametry, and nuclear techniques. In addition, the article addresses some applications in a range of sample matrices.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 4478/50846
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metals, Analytical methods, Elemental spectroscopic analysis, Sample matrices, Health and environmental hazards
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Dr. A. B. M. Helal Uddin
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 12:43
Last Modified: 05 May 2018 13:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50846

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