Slurry analysis after lead collection on a sorbent and its determination by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry

Baysal A., Tokman N., Akman S., Ozeroglu C.

JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, vol.150, no.3, pp.804-808, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 150 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.05.033
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.804-808
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, in order to eliminate the drawbacks of elution step and to reach higher enrichment factors, a novel preconcentration/separation technique for the slurry analysis of sorbent loaded with lead prior to its determination by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry was described. For this purpose, at first, lead was collected on ethylene glycol dimethacrylate methacrylic acid copolymer (EGDMA-MA) treated with ammonium pyrolidine dithiocarbamate (APDQ by conventional batch technique. After separation of liquid phase, slurry of the sorbent was prepared and directly pipetted into graphite furnace of atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Optimum conditions for quantitative sorption and preparation of the slurry were investigated. A 100-fold enrichment factor could be easily reached.