- Volume 10 Issue 1
The sample pretreatment technique using a high pressure acid digestion bomb for the analysis of ceramic capacitor materials, such as barium titanate and PZT, was studied. When the concentrations of hydrochloric acid were varied with the addition of nitric acid or distilled water, quantitative measurements for those samples were carried out using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry. From this experiment the results indicate that most of elements, such as Ba, Mn, Zn, Si, etc., aren't affected by the concentration of hydrochloric acid but Nb and Zr are very susceptable to it. It however turns out that the digestion time relatively gave little effects on the analytical result. In case of Nb the ratio of hydrochloric acid to water should be greater than 3:1(v / v) for the best analytical result. For the Pb determination use of diluted hydrochloric acid compared to the mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid showed a better analytical result.
ICP-AES;barium titanate;PZT;sample pretreatment