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Evaporation characteristics of organic solvent aerosols used in analytical atomic spectrometry

Authors
Journal
Spectrochimica Acta Part B Atomic Spectroscopy
0584-8547
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
35
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0584-8547(80)80020-6

Abstract

Abstract A simple theoretical approach has been used to calculate changes in aerosol droplet diameters caused by evaporation in a solvent-vapor saturated atmosphere. The results for a range of solvents likely to be encountered in analytical atomic spectrometry are discussed, with particular reference to their possible effects on nebulization and atomization efficiencies, and hence on sensitivities attainable in nebulizer-based atomic spectrometry. The importance of droplet solvent evaporation is also discussed with respect to the aspiration rates which may be usefully employed when organic solvents are aspirated into an inductively coupled plasma.

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