Evaluation of metal contents of household detergent samples from Turkey by flame atomic absorption spectrometry

SOYLAK M. , Unsal Y. E. , Tuzen M.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, cilt.185, ss.9663-9668, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 185 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10661-013-3281-5
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.9663-9668


The concentrations of cadmium, copper, chromium, cobalt, iron, lead, manganese, nickel, and zinc in detergent samples from Kayseri, Turkey were determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. HClO4 (10 mL)/HNO3 (10 mL) mixture was used for the digestion of household detergent samples. The correctness of the analytical procedures was checked with standard addition-recovery tests in different detergent samples for the investigated metal ions. The concentration ranges of the elements in the detergent samples were found as 17.2-60.1, 11.1-40.1, 2.5-32.3, 8.1-10.5, 7.2-21.6, 9.8-17.9, 1.7-3.8, 12.5-22.5, and 2.0-5.8 mu g/g for iron, manganese, zinc, copper, lead, cobalt, cadmium, nickel, and chromium, respectively. The values found in this work were compared with some other studies around the world conducted on detergent samples.