Mercury(II) and methyl mercury speciation on Streptococcus pyrogenes loaded Dowex Optipore SD-2


Tuzen M., Uluozlu O. D., Karaman I., SOYLAK M.

JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, vol.169, pp.345-350, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 169
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.03.100
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-350
  • Keywords: Streptococcus pyogenes, Dowex Optipore SD-2, Mercury(II), Methyl mercury, Cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry, ATOMIC-ABSORPTION-SPECTROMETRY, CLOUD POINT EXTRACTION, OPTICAL-EMISSION SPECTROMETRY, WATER SAMPLES, INORGANIC MERCURY, AMBERLITE XAD-4, SILICA-GEL, ONLINE PRECONCENTRATION, SEPARATION, COPRECIPITATION
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A solid phase extraction procedure based on speciation of mercury(II) and methyl mercury on Streptococcus pyogenes immobilized on Dowex Optipore SD-2 has been established. Selective and sequential elution with 0.1 mol L(-1) HCl for methyl mercury and 2 mol L(-1) HCl for mercury(II) were performed at pH 8. The determination of mercury levels was performed by cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry (CVAAS). Optimal analytical conditions including pH, amounts of biosorbent, sample volumes, etc., were investigated. The influences of the some alkaline and earth alkaline ions and some transition metals on the recoveries were also investigated. The capacity of biosorbent for mercury(II) and methyl mercury was 4.8 and 3.4 mg g(-1). The detection limit (3 sigma) of the reagent blank for mercury(II) and methyl mercury was 2.1 and 1.5 ng L(-1). Preconcentration factor was calculated as 25. The relative standard deviations of the procedure were below 7%. The validation of the presented procedure is performed by the analysis of standard reference material (NRCC-DORM 2 Dogfish Muscle). The procedure was successfully applied to the speciation of mercury(II) and methyl mercury in natural water and environmental samples. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.