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National Measurement Institute

Indicative Project

Evaluation of different methods for determination of arsenic, mercury, selenium and chromium species in food and environmental samples

Background Info

It is recognized that total element concentration determination does not provide adequate information to understand the effects observed in the environment and in living systems. The toxicity, bioavailability, physiological and metabolic processes, the mobility and fate are greatly dependant on the specific chemical form of the element. Therefore the speciation of different arsenic, mercury, chromium and selenium species is of essential importance to be determined accurately.

Project Description

This project seeks to address current analytical limitations through the development of a reliable and accurate method for routine analysis of arsenic, mercury, chromium and selenium species by using a liquid chromatography technique for separation and ICP-MS for determination.

Examples of Relevant Sudent Courses

Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

Student Level

Honours, Masters, PhD


1-3 years


North Ryde (NSW)


Analytical Services


Michael Wu

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