Atomic absorption spectrometric determination of copper, cobalt, cadmium, lead, nickel and chromium in table salt samples after preconcentration on activated carbon

Soylak M., narin i., elçi l., doğan m.

KUWAIT JOURNAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, vol.28, no.2, pp.361-370, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-370
  • Keywords: activated carbon, atomic absorption spectroscopy, preconcentration, table salts, trace metals, NATURAL-WATER SAMPLES, TRACE AMOUNTS, MICROCRYSTALLINE NAPHTHALENE, METAL-IONS, ICP-AES, ENRICHMENT, ZINC, FAAS, EXTRACTION, SEPARATION
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Copper, cobalt, cadmium, lead, nickel, and chromium contents of table salt samples were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry after preconcentration/separation on an activated carbon column as pyrocatechol violet (PV) complexes. The PV-metal ion complexes buffered to pH 6 were retained on an activated carbon column and were then eluted from the column with 1 M nitric acid in acetone. The effect of matrix ions on recoveries of the working elements was also examined. The recoveries of metal ions were in the range of 95-103%. The relative standard deviations (RSD) of the metal ion determinations varied from 2 to 9%.