Title: Comparison of Voltammetry and Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry for the Determination of Heavy Metals in PM10 Airborne Particulate Matter
Authors: BUZICA DANIELAGERBOLES MICHELBOROWIAK ANNETTETRINCHERINI PierPASSARELLA ROSANNAPEDRONI VALERIO
Citation: ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT vol. 40 p. 4703-4710
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication Year: 2006
JRC Publication N°: JRC31224
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC31224
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Voltammetry was examined for the determination of heavy metals in ambient air particulate matter on quartz filter. Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn, As were determined by anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) while adsorptive stripping voltammetry (AdSV) was used for Ni. The method detection limit and recovery of the voltammetric method were evaluated and found to satisfy the requirements of the EN 14902. A comparison of analytical data for analyzing real samples was carried out between voltammetry and Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry on a NIST Certified Reference Material and PM10 filters. Here also the differences between the measurements by ICP-MS and voltammetry remained consistent with the level of uncertainty requested in the European Directives for heavy metals.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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