An operation (process) as a result of which the ratio of the concentration or the amount of microcomponents (trace constituents) and macrocomponents (matrix) increases. The term enrichment is not recommended.
Source: PAC, 1979, 51, 1195. (Separation and Preconcentration of Trace Substances. I-Preconcentration for Inorganic Trace Analysis) on page 1197 [Terms] [Paper]
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