Pure Appl. Chem., 2002, Vol. 74, No. 12, pp. 2293-2298
Premliminary steps of the analytical process. From sampling to detection
Abstract: An overview of current ways of automating or accelerating the preliminary steps of the analytical process is presented as a way of emphasizing the role of these steps in the final results. Sampling and weighing, dissolution, leaching or physical removal, in addition to clean-up and preconcentration are the steps discussed along with this overview.