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AS 4479.

31999

Australian Standard
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Analysis of soils Part 3: Determination of metals in aqua regia extracts of soil by ame atomic absorption spectrometry

This Australian Standard was prepared by Committee EV/9, Sampling and Analysis of Soils and Biota. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 30 June 1999 and published on 5 August 1999.

The following interests are represented on Committee EV/9: Agriculture Victoria Association of Consulting Engineers Australia Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program (ACLEP)
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Australian Government Analytical Laboratories Australian Institute of Environmental Health Australian Institute of Medical Scientists Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated CSIRO Land and Water Department of Mineral Resources, N.S.W. Department of Natural Resources, Qld Environment Institute of Australia Environment Protection Authority of N.S.W. Environment Protection Authority of Victoria National Association of Testing Authorities Australia South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit Queensland Health Scientic Services Royal Australian Chemical Institute University of Sydney

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This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as DR 98416.

AS 4479.31999

Australian Standard
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Analysis of soils Part 3: Determination of metals in aqua regia extracts of soil by flame atomic absorption spectrometry

First published as AS 4479.3 1999.

Published by Standards Australia (Standards Association of Australia) 1 The Crescent, Homebush, NSW 2140 ISBN 0 7337 2826 X

AS 4479.3 1999

PREFACE
This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee EV/9, Sampling and Analysis of Soils and Biota. This Standard is the result of a consensus among the representatives of the Joint Committee to produce it as an Australian Standard. This Standard provides a method of test for the determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry of metals extracted from soil by digestion with aqua regia. This Standard should be read in conjunction with AS 2134.1, Recommended practice for chemical analysis by atomic absorption spectrometry, Part 1: Flame atomic absorption spectrometry. This Standard is part of a series which, when complete, will comprise:
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AS 4479 Analysis of soils 4479.1 Part 1: Pretreatment of potentially contaminated soil samples for heavy metal and metalloid analysis 4479.2 Part 2: Extraction of heavy metals and metalloids from soil by aqua regia Hotplate digestion method 4479.3 Part 3: Determination of metals in aqua regia extracts of soil by flame atomic absorption spectrometry 4479.4 Part 4: Determination of metals in aqua regia extracts of soil by inductively coupled plasma Atomic emission spectrometry It has been assumed that executing the provisions of this document is restricted to appropriately qualified chemists, familiar with the use of atomic absorption spectrometers. This Standard calls for the use of procedures that may be hazardous or injurious to health, if adequate provisions are not taken.

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AS 4479.3 1999

CONTENTS
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REFERENCED DOCUMENTS . DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . PRINCIPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPARATUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . REAGENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . PROCEDURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . CALCULATION OF RESULTS QUALITY CONTROL . . . . . . PRECISION . . . . . . . . . . . . . TEST REPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 5 5 5 6 8 8 9 9 9

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AS 4479.3 1999

STANDARDS AUSTRALIA Australian Standard Analysis of soils Part 3: Determination of metals in aqua regia extracts of soil by flame atomic absorption spectrometry
1 SCOPE This Standard specifies a flame atomic absorption spectrometric (FAAS) method for the determination of metals in aqua regia extracts of soils or related materials. Working solution concentration ranges for a number of metals are set out in Table 1.
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NOTE: This procedure should be performed only by an analyst familiar with the chemistry of the technique and the operational procedures of the instrument used.

TABLE

PRACTICAL WORKING RANGES OF APPLICATION


Analyte Cadmium Chromium Cobalt Copper Lead Manganese Nickel Zinc Working range mg/L 0.022.0 0.210.0 0.210.0 0.110.0 0.520.0 0.15.0 0.210.0 0.12.0

NOTE: These working ranges approximately cover from 10 standard deviations of a blank solution up to a solution concentration which produces 0.7 absorption units. When the analyte concentration is outside the working range given in Table 1, dilution or other analytical techniques may be more appropriate.

2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS Standard: AS 2134 2134.1 2162 2162.1 2162.2 2164 2166

The following documents are referred to in this

Recommended practice for chemical analysis by atomic absorption spectrometry Part 1: Flame atomic absorption spectrometry Verification and use of volumetric apparatus Part 1: General Volumetric glassware Part 2: Guide to the use of piston-operated volumetric apparatus (POVA) Laboratory glassware One-mark volumetric flasks One-mark pipettes

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