Phosphorus plays an important role to ensure proper functioning of the human body. However, high levels of Phosphorus in bodies of water can lead to impairment of drinking water. This results in harmful algae blooms, which reduces spawning grounds and nursery habitats, kills fish, and forms oxygen-starved hypoxic or "dead" zones. The quantitative analysis of Phosphorus can be carried out using ETAAS method.
This application news demonstrates the analysis of Phosphorus in food and waste water Certified Reference Materials using Shimadzu AA-7000 AAS with GFA-7000 graphite furnace controller and the ASC-7000 autosampler.