Coprecipitation of heavy metals with erbium hydroxide for their flame atomic absorption spectrometric determinations in environmental samples

Soylak M., saraçoğlu s., DİVRİKLİ Ü., elçi l.

TALANTA, vol.66, no.5, pp.1098-1102, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.talanta.2005.01.030
  • Journal Name: TALANTA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1098-1102
  • Keywords: coprecipitation, erbium hydroxide, preconcentration, environmental samples, flame atomic absorption spectrometry, ONLINE PRECONCENTRATION, TRACE AMOUNTS, EMISSION-SPECTROMETRY, MEMBRANE FILTRATION, HAFNIUM HYDROXIDE, WASTE-WATER, EXTRACTION, SEPARATION, SEDIMENT, NICKEL
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Trace amounts of copper, manganese, cobalt, chromium, iron and lead were quantitatively coprecipitated with erbium hydroxide on 0.05 M NaOH medium. The coprecipitant could be easily dissolved with I M nitric acid. The presence of up to 15 g/l of erbium ions did not interfere with the atomic absorption spectrometric determination of analyte ions. The recovery values for analyte ions were higher than 95%. The concentration factor was 25-fold. Coprecipitation parameters including reagent amounts and matrix effects are discussed. The relative standard deviations of the determinations were below 9%. The time required for the coprecipitation was about 30min. The proposed method was successfully applied for the determination of trace amounts of analyte ions in urine, soil and sediment, natural water samples. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.