Quantitative Analysis of FeMo Alloys by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry


A quantitative analysis method of molybdenum in FeMo alloys by X-ray spectrometry using borate fusion technique was compared with that with pressed pellet. The complete pre-oxidation of FeMo alloys for the preparation of homogeneous fused discs was achieved by employing an automated fusion machine equipped with specially designed O2-blowing nozzles, which used lithium tetra-borate as flux with the addition of lithium nitrate (LiNO3) as oxidizer. The calibration curves of Mo and Fe were used in the quantitative analysis of standard materials and unknown plant samples with satisfactory accuracy and precision, utilizing the corrections of the matrix effects and line overlap. It was confirmed that the newly proposed method of preparing fused glass discs of FeMo alloys can replace the conventional wet chemical analyses requiring the labor intensive and time consuming procedure.

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Jung, S. (2014) Quantitative Analysis of FeMo Alloys by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 5, 766-774. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2014.512085.

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