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Copper In Water By Graphite Furnace

By Special Request


This method quantitatively measures the concentration of copper in water samples by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS). The method has a detection limit of approximately 0.1 ug/L for copper.

Samples should be refrigerated and acidified until delivery to the lab.
Sample amount requested:  10 mL
Questions concerning limited sample size can be answered by the UC Davis Analytical Laboratory.

Cabon, J.Y. and Le Bihan, A. 1995. The determination of Cr, Cu and Mn in seawater with transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. Spectrochimica Acta Part B 50 (1195) 1703-1716.

Perkin Elmer, The THGA Graphite Furnace Techniques and Recommended Conditions Manual.