The Spectrochemical Determination of Lead in Blood by the Residue AC Arc Method

  • Jack C. Wells
  • Robert E. Seidner
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 5)


A method is described for the determination of lead in blood to the concentration range of 0.02 to 0.5 mg of lead per 100 cc of blood (0.2 to 5 ppm). Ashing is avoided by treatment of the sample with trichloroacetic acid solution. Portions of the treated sample are applied to flat-top electrodes and excited by the use of a 110 V AC arc.


Background Correction Indium Oxide Direct Reader Spectrochemical Analysis Trichloroacetic Acid Solution 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack C. Wells
    • 1
  • Robert E. Seidner
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana State Board of HealthIndianapolisIndiana

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