Skip to main content

Electrostatic Precipitation Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

Buy Article:

$29.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


The theory and principles, design, construction, and preliminary evaluation of a system based on the electrostatic precipitation of metals in aerosols on a tungsten collecting electrode, followed by injection of this rod into an electrothermal atomizer for atomic absorption spectrometric determination of the metal, is described. With the use of a manganese aerosol generated by an electrothermal vaporizer, the highest atomic absorption signals—and therefore the optimum charging and collecting efficiency for the geometry of the system as described—were achieved with a negative corona of 15 kV and low aerosol velocity. The system determined copper in the laboratory atmosphere on a near-real-time basis.

Keywords: Aerosol; Atomic absorption spectrometry; Electrostatic precipitation; Electrothermal atomizer

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, University of Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

Publication date: November 1, 1990

More about this publication?

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more