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A. Choukri Université Ibn Tofail, Faculté des Sciences Equipe de Physique et Techniques Nucléaires, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière et Rayonnement B.P. 133 14 000 Kénitra Morocco

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R. Cherkaoui Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Faculté des Sciences Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire 4 Avenue Ibn Battouta B.P. 1014 RP Rabat Morocco

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A. Gaudry 9956 Centre de Saclay Laboratoire Pierre Süe CEA — CNRS / UMR Bât. 637 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex France

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O. Hakam Université Ibn Tofail, Faculté des Sciences Equipe de Physique et Techniques Nucléaires, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière et Rayonnement B.P. 133 14 000 Kénitra Morocco

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Abstract  

Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA), inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) were used for the determination of major and trace elements in sediment samples of the Bouregreg river (Morocco). The reliability of the results was checked, by using IAEA Soil-7 certified reference material. Results obtained by the three techniques were compared to control digestions efficiencies. A general good agreement was found between INAA and both ICP-MS and ICP-AES after alkaline fusion (ICPf). The ICP-MS technique used after acid attack (ICPa) was satisfactory for a few elements. A principal component analysis (PCA) has been used for analyzing the variability of concentrations, and defining the most influential sites with respect to the general variation trends. Three groups of elements could be distinguished. For these groups a normalization of concentrations to the central element concentration (that means Mn, Si or Al) is proposed.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Publisher
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)