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Table 2 Instrument conditions and furnace programme for the determination of beryllium (argon flow rate was set at 0.3 L min-1, except during atomization)

From: Graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry as a routine method for the quantification of beryllium in blood and serum

Step Temp (°C) Time (s)
Drying 85 5
Drying 95 30
Drying 120 20
Pre-pyrolysis 450 22
Pyrolysis 1000; 800 17
Atomizing 2900; 2800 3
Cleaning 2900 2
  1. Serum analysis
  2. Blood analysis