partial digestion

in spectrochemical analysis
Also contains definition of: selective digestion in spectrochemical analysis
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In partial digestion and/or selective digestion procedures only part or some of the analytes present are brought into solution. This may be preferred to total @[email protected] if relative concentrations of the analyte in the test samples provide sufficient information (e.g. materials for geochemical exploration).
Source:
PAC, 1988, 60, 1461. (Nomenclature, symbols, units and their usage in spectrochemical analysis-X. Preparation of materials for analytical atomic spectroscopy and other related techniques (Recommendations 1988)) on page 1469 [Terms] [Paper]