EPA-NERL: 253.2:  Palladium by Graphite Furnace AA

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Official Method Name
Palladium (Atomic Absorption, Furnace Technique)
Current Revision
Issued 1978
Graphite Furnace-Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
Method Subcategory
Method Source
  Methods for the Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes (MCAWW) (EPA/600/4-79/020)
Brief Method Summary
A sample prepared according to EPA Method 200.0 is analyzed using a graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer. Specifications for instrument operation and preparation of standards are provided in the method.
Scope and Application
This method determines palladium by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. Sample pretreatment according to EPA Method 200.0 determines the applicability.
Applicable Concentration Range
20-400 ug/L (optimal range).
Background correction is recommended.
For additional interferences see EPA Method 200.0.
Quality Control Requirements
QC requirements for drinking water procedures are provided in method 200.0
Sample Handling
Sample handling and preservation procedures are provided in EPA Method 200.0.
Maximum Holding Time
6 months (MCAWW, Table 1).
Relative Cost
$51 to $200
Sample Preparation Methods