Applications of atomic fluorescence spectrometry:
In common AFS is used to determine the concentration stages of elements in samples (elemental analysis). For favorable elements (e.g. Cd, Pb, Tl), detection limits within the attogram (10-18 g) range have been acquired. While combined as hyphenate technique along with chromatography, AFS can gives qualitative and quantitative information on chemical form of elements (metal speciation) within a sample.
Denoting of Hg at low ppt levels (1 ng/L), and determination of As, Se, Sb, and Te along with detection limits among 10 and 50 ng/L in environmental samples by using commercial instrumentation. The determination of metals and metalloids such as Pb, Hg, As, Sb, Bi, Ge, Se, Te, etc. within clinical, geological and metallurgical, agricultural, pharmaceutical and petrochemical samples are a few general applications of AFS.