Central European Journal of Chemistry

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 314–324

Hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry with insitu graphite tube trapping for the determination of Se (IV) and Se (VI) in baltic sea water samples

  • P. Niedzielski
  • M. Siepak
  • B. Dudzińska-Huczuk

DOI: 10.2478/BF02476232

Cite this article as:
Niedzielski, P., Siepak, M. & Dudzińska-Huczuk, B. cent.eur.j.chem. (2003) 1: 314. doi:10.2478/BF02476232


This paper reports the results of an optimisation study for a procedure to determine the total selenium and its inorganic species, Se(IV) and Se(VI) using atomic absorption spectrometry combined with hydride generation and in-situ trapping of the analyte on the inner walls of the graphite tube. With the use of the proposed modification, a detection limit (3σ) of 0.018 ng/ml is achieved. This paper presents exemplary results, according to the proposed procedure, for selenium determination in samples of marine water. The concentrations of selenium in the samples ranged from <0.02 ng/ml to 0.16ng/ml of Se(IV) and from <0.02 ng/ml to 0.10 ng/ml of Se(VI).


selenium atomic absorption spectrometry hydride generation in-situ trapping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Niedzielski
    • 1
  • M. Siepak
    • 2
  • B. Dudzińska-Huczuk
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Water and Soil AnalysisAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland
  2. 2.Department of Hydrogeology and Waters ProtectionAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland
  3. 3.Faculty of Biology, Geography and OceanologyGdańsk UniversityPoland

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