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Elemental Analysis Manual: Section 3 General Analytical Operations and Information

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Section 3 General Analytical Operations and Information

3.1 SAFETY (PDF, 344KB)

3.2 TERMINOLOGY (PDF, 413KB)

  • 3.2.1 Analytical Figures of Merit
  • 3.2.2 Samples and Sample Solutions
  • 3.2.3 Standard Solutions
  • 3.2.4 QC/QA Materials and Solutions

3.3 UNCERTAINTY (PDF, 555KB)

  • 3.3.1 Types of Uncertainty
  • 3.3.2 Sampling Uncertainty and Nonhomogeneity
  • 3.3.3 Determining Analytical Uncertainty
  • 3.3.4 Uncertainty on a Report of Analysis
  • 3.3.5 Uncertainty and Method Development - Example for Method 4.4

3.4 SPECIAL CALCULATIONS (PDF, 114KB)

  • 3.4.1 Fortification Recovery
  • 3.4.2 Other Recovery
  • 3.4.3 Dilution Factor
  • 3.4.4 Gravimetric Standard Solution Preparation
  • 3.4.5 Percent Difference
  • 3.4.6 Mass Correction Factor

3.5 REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • 3.5.1 Reference Material Use for Quality Control
  • 3.5.2 In-house Reference Material Development
  • 3.5.3 Reference Material Re-verification
  • 3.5.4 Organizations Providing Reference Materials
  • 3.5.5 Compilation of Sources of Reference Materials
  • 3.5.6 In-House Reference Material Certificates

3.6 PERFORMANCE (PDF, 567KB)

  •  3.6.1 Instrument Performance
  • 3.6.2 Method Performance

3.7 TYPICAL ELEMENT CONCENTRATIONS (PDF, 70KB)

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