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  1. Vol. 35 No. 5, p. 850-852
     
    Received: Feb 19, 1971
    Accepted: May 17, 1971


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1971.03615995003500050060x

The Determination of Mercury in Soils by Flameless Atomic Absorption1

  1. James R. Melton,
  2. William L. Hoover and
  3. Peggy A. Howard2

Abstract

Abstract

A method is described for the determination of mercury in soils at the ppb level or greater. A simple digestion step, requiring no heat, is described. Determinations are made using an easily constructed apparatus for flameless atomic absorption. Soils from two states are studied for Hg content. Recoveries of mercury added to several soils ranged from 97.0 to 102.5%.

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