Special Issue "The Application of ICP Spectroscopy in the Environment Research"
A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 424
Interests: ICP-MS; ICP-OES; NMR spectroscopy; trace metals; transition metal complexes; homogeneous catalysis; polymers; sediments
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In the last 15 years, inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) have become the methods of choice for determination of most of the elements in the periodic table at µg/L to ng/L levels. An area of application for ICP spectroscopy that usually attracts widespread interest is the area of environmental studies, as the monitoring of the various elemental concentrations concerns not only the scientific community and but also the general public. ICP provides advantages of low detection limits, easy quantification, and high throughput. As a result, the analysis of a variety of samples is continuously being reported that includes soils, sediments, water samples, grains, fish, and various other forms of aquatic life. Heavy metals including Cd, Hg, and Cr and elements of acute toxicity such as As, Sb, and Tl are being analyzed using the powerful multi-element capability with flexibility of the methods. In view of the above, this Special Issue of Separations intends to feature scientific reports from a wide range of environmentally related research that employs ICP-OES and ICP-MS as an analytical tool.
Prof. Chris Douvris
Dr. Derek Bussan
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- aquatic life
- heavy metals
- elemental analysis