Trace Element Analysis of Mineral Water Samples through XRF and ICP-MS

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Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing a trace element analysis of mineral water samples through XRF and ICP-MS.

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Dash, Akshar; Thurber, Casey; Kummari, Venkata C.; Verbeck, Guido F.; Duggan, Jerome L. & Rout, Bibhudutta April 19, 2012.

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Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing a trace element analysis of mineral water samples through XRF and ICP-MS.

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Abstract: This study aims to determine the trace elemental composition of natural mineral water samples using two widely-used concentration analysis techniques: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) and Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). The XRF analysis is a non-destructive technique, while the ICP-MS is highly sensitive to the concentration levels of different elements and compounds. About 200mL samples of natural hot spring water from Hot Springs, Arkansas were collected during the winter season in 2011. A part of the water samples was prepared through dilution for ICP-MS analysis and through filtration for XRF analysis. Elemental concentration analyses of the hot spring water samples were compared to that of tap water samples prepared through the same dilution and filtration methods. The authors speculate that the mineral water sample will contain a smaller concentration (in parts per million levels) of trace element contaminants (e.g., Co, Mg, Pb) than tap water since the mineral water is in an environmentally natural state. The ICP-MS and XRF results showed the presence of trace elemental contaminants such as Co, As, Se, Kr, Mo, Cd, Sn and W in the hot spring water samples. The respective concentrations of trace elemental contaminants were significantly lower in the natural mineral water samples than in the tap water samples. The authors plan to investigate the presence and concentration of trace element contaminants in other environmental samples.

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  • Ninth Annual University Scholars Day, 2012, Denton, Texas, United States

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Dash, Akshar; Thurber, Casey; Kummari, Venkata C.; Verbeck, Guido F.; Duggan, Jerome L. & Rout, Bibhudutta. Trace Element Analysis of Mineral Water Samples through XRF and ICP-MS, poster, April 19, 2012; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86704/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.