Determination of copper, cobalt, cadmium, lead, nickel and chromium by atomic absorption spectrometry in bottled mineral water from Turkey after preconcentration/separation in activated carbon

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

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.13, no.3, pp.1097-1100, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1097-1100
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Copper, cobalt, cadmium, lead, nickel and chromium concentrations were determined in some bottled mineral water samples purchased from local markets in Nigde and Kayseri-Turkey by atomic absorption spectrometry after preconcentration/separation procedure on the activated carbon column as pyrocatechol violet complexes. The concentration ranges of copper, cobalt, chromium, lead and nickel were found to be as 10.3-37.4 mug/L, 2.0-2.3 mug/L, 2.0-4.6 mug/L, 2.0-3.4 mug/L 4.7-16.7 mug/L respectively. The cadmium concentrations of all the samples were found to be below 0.1 mug/L.