School of Earth and Environment

Chemical analysis by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

 

Principle

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy quantitatively measures the concentrations of elements present in a liquid sample. The sample is converted into a fine aerosol that is atomised in a flame. Atoms absorb light energy of a specific wavelength allowing quantitative determination of individual element concentrations via a comparison with specific standards. We have one AAS instruments:

We also have an ICP-MS and ICP-OES available for elemental analysis.

 

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