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W. Żmijewska Institute of Nuclear Research Warsaw (Poland)

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Abstract  

Neutron-activation analysis has been applied to the determination of mercury in a variety of environmental samples (Table 11) and so far has played an important role in the environmental research concerned with mercury pollution. The virtues of this method as its high sensitivity, applicability to various samples make the method attractive. On the other hand the high cost, limited availability of irradiation facilities, the time consumming analysis (due to irradiation and cooling) are important drawbacks and limit the use of the method, particularly in routine work. With the development of flameless atomic absorption mercury determination is more and more carried out with the aid of the latter technique. It seems, however, that activation analysis will remain a reference method and an anchorage in the cases when other methods fail.

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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
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)