Honey as an environmental indicator: Effect of sample preparation on trace element determination by ICP-AES

Peter Fodor, Erika Molnar

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Trace element concentrations in honey collected from a wide area can be used as an environmental indicator, but sample preparation methods prior to analysis can have large effects on the results. The efficiency and reproducibility of sample preparation methods (dilution, ashing and digestion) for simultaneous multi-element analysis have been compared for 13 elements. Digestion in a PTFE bomb was found to be the most reliable method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalMikrochimica Acta
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993



  • environmental analysis
  • inductively coupled plasma spectrometry
  • sample preparation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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