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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Direct Vaporization and Quantification of Arsenic from Soils and Water1


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  1. Vol. 37 No. 4, p. 558-561
    Received: June 23, 1972
    Accepted: Feb 15, 1973

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  1. James R. Melton,
  2. William L. Hoover,
  3. Jo Lynn Ayers and
  4. Peggy A. Howard2



A procedure is described for the determination of arsenic in soils at the parts per million level and water at the parts per billion level. Determinations are made by direct introduction of arsine gas into the flame of an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. An easily constructed apparatus is described for introducing arsine into the flame. Soils from various states, as well as water samples from Texas waterways, are studied for arsenic content. Recoveries of arsenic added to soils and water samples ranged from 93.0 to 106.0%.

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