Special Issues-10-01-2008

The author looks at methods used to detect the presence of contaminants in biodiesel.

The authors discuss the ICP-MS method, its usability in environmental and geological analysis and relevant regulations, and how to address its limitations.

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Elemental analysis of food substances presents a challenge because of the wide variety of food types and range of concentrations that need to be analyzed. This article discusses the analysis of a variety of food matrices with a single digestion procedure and instrumental method.

The authors discuss a new approach to the control of spectral overlap interferences in inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry.

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In this article, the author describes the components available for the "front end" of an inductively coupled plasma spectrometer and discusses the pros and cons of each.