Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 275, Issue 1, pp 233–237 | Cite as

Determination of uranium in pore water from coastal sediment by standard addition ICP-MS analysis

Short Communication


Mass spectrometry using ICP-MS was applied to determine the uranium content in pore water samples through the standard addition method. This method requires less than 0.2 ml of a water sample, without any chemical separation. The sample solution (50 mg) was diluted with ∼1% HNO3 to make a total weight of 5.00 g, after the addition of uranium standard. The method introduced 1% of analytical precision for measured uranium in the samples. This rapid and simple technique allows multi-trace elemental quantification using mixed standards. The behavior of uranium in pore water and the variations of uranium content at different depths of pore water are discussed.


Uranium Pore Water Standard Addition Seawater Sample Uranium Concentration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of the RyukyusNishihara, OkinawaJapan

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