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Total Copper In Water By Graphite Furnace

By Special Request


This method quantitatively measures the concentration of total copper in water samples by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS). The method has a detection limit of approximately 0.5 ug/L for copper.

Sample amount requested:  100 mL
Samples should be acidified and refrigerated until delivery to the lab.
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.

U.S. EPA Method 200.7, Trace Elements in Water, Solids, and Biosolids by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry.