STP1344

    Determination of Uranium in Clinical and Environmental Samples by FIAS-ICPMS

    Published: Jan 1998


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    Abstract

    Uranium may enter the human body through ingestion or inhalation. Ingestion of uranium compounds through the diet, mainly drinking water, is a common occurrence, as these compounds are present in the biosphere. Inhalation of uranium-containing particles is mainly an occupational safety problem, but may also take place in areas where uranium compounds are abundant. The uranium concentration in urine samples may serve as an indication of the total uranium body content. A method based on flow injection and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (FIAS-ICPMS) was found to be most suitable for determination of uranium in clinical samples (urine and serum), environmental samples (seawater, wells and carbonate rocks) and in liquids consumed by humans (drinking water and commercial beverages). Some examples of the application of the FIAS-ICPMS method are reviewed and presented here.

    Keywords:

    bioanalytical, flow injection analysis, ICPMS, industrial hygiene


    Author Information:

    Karpas, Z
    Senior scientist and head, Nuclear Research Center, Negev, Beer-Sheva,

    Lorber, A
    Senior scientist and head, Nuclear Research Center, Negev, Beer-Sheva,

    Halicz, L
    Senior scientists, Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem,

    Gavrieli, I
    Senior scientists, Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem,


    Paper ID: STP15729S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C26.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15729S


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