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Graphite Furnace vs ICP

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I need help with investigating and writing a proposal for Heavy metal testing using Graphite Furnace. This will include capabilities, limitations and costs (possibly cost comparison with ICP).

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Advantages of GFAAS (Graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry)

- Two orders of magnitude higher in terms of detection limit compared to ICP
- Very small sample sizes can be used
- Slurries and more crude samples can be analyzed by GFAAS - theses eliminates sample preparation time compared to ICP

Limitations of GFAAS

- GFAAS usually ...

Solution Summary

THe abover techniques are considered and compared based on capabilities and costs. Limitations are also discussed.

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