Applicable to products having contents of more than 2.5 mg Ca/kg and 0.5 mg Mg/kg if an acetylene-air flame is used or 0.6 mg Ca/kg and 1.0 mg Mg/kg if an acetylen-dinitrogen monoxide flame is used. The principle consists in the acidification of a test portion with hydrochloric acid, aspiration of the solution into an acetylene-dinitrogen monoxide flame or acetylene-air flame. In the latter case, addition of lanthanum ions in order to suppress certain interferences. Measurement of the absorption of the 422.7-nm and 285.2-nm lines emitted by calcium and magnesium hollow-cathode lamps.

General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 1976-12
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 4
  • :
    ISO/TC 47
  • 71.060.40

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