Recent Applications of Flame Atomic Absorption Spectometry to Environmental Measurements

Michael A. Janusa

Applied Spectroscopy Reviews 37:2, 137-186

DOI 10.1081/ASR-120006043


Atomic absorption spectroscopy is very useful for the determination of a large number of elements, especially at trace levels. It is a widely used technique for analysis of a wide variety of sample matrices including biota, soils, and water. Atomic absorption spectroscopy is a very reputable technique that is inexpensive and delivers accurate results even in a complex matrix. This review focuses on the applications of flame atomic absorption spectroscopy to environmental measurements, and is mainly based on papers published from 1999–2002.