Elemental Analysis Using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy


  •   Abdul Moiz Mohammed


The resonance radiation study is a powerful means in obtaining valuable information concerning the behavior of individual atoms and molecules. Various quantitative techniques are available in order to determine the amount of analyte and analysis of trace elements in the sample. Some technique uses the principle, when the number of atoms in the path of light increases, the amount of light absorption increases. While other techniques use dissociation of chemical compound free atoms by supplying enough thermal energy. In this paper, an attempt is made to compare various analytical methods with their merits and demerits and the reasons for popularity of atomic absorption spectroscopy among researchers. Elemental analysis using atomic absorption spectroscopy of various elements that are found in nature particularly in foods and environment is also presented.

Keywords: analytical methods, atomic absorption spectroscopy, flame spectroscopy, trace elements


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Mohammed, A.M. 2021. Elemental Analysis Using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. 6, 7 (Nov. 2021), 48-51. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ej-eng.2021.6.7.2639.