The use of a portable total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for field investigation

Margarete Mages, Stefan Woelfl, M. Óvári, Wolf V. Tümpling Jun

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Abstract

A newly developed, portable total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) spectrometer was tested during a field campaign on Chilean lakes and a German river in January 2002. The field measurements were compared with laboratory measurements carried out on a stationary instrument in the German laboratory. For method validation certified reference material (NIST SRM 1640 Trace elements in natural water) and water samples from different freshwater sources were analyzed with both techniques and evaluated statistically. Based on these preliminary results, it could be concluded that the portable TXRF is a useful technique for the quantitative elemental screening of freshwater samples during field campaigns. Future tests with biological samples (e.g. biofilms and zooplankton), and suspended matter will provide information about the suitability of the portable TXRF for these materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2129-2138
Number of pages10
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy
Volume58
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2003

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Keywords

  • Chilean lakes
  • Contamination
  • Elbe river
  • Field experiments
  • Portable TXRF
  • Surface water
  • Total reflection X-ray fluorescence

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  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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The use of a portable total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for field investigation. / Mages, Margarete; Woelfl, Stefan; Óvári, M.; Tümpling Jun, Wolf V.

In: Spectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy, Vol. 58, No. 12, 15.12.2003, p. 2129-2138.

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Mages, Margarete ; Woelfl, Stefan ; Óvári, M. ; Tümpling Jun, Wolf V. / The use of a portable total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for field investigation. In: Spectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy. 2003 ; Vol. 58, No. 12. pp. 2129-2138.
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