Determination of silver by chemical vapour generation and atomic absoption spectrometry

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2004
Öztürk, Çağla Pınar
A method for determination of silver has been developed based on chemical vapour generation atomic absorption spectrometry (CVGAAS). Volatile species of silver in acidified medium were generated by the reduction of sodium tetrahydroborate; these species were sent to a flame-heated quartz tube atomizer (QTA) following isolation by using a gas-liquid separator. Flow injection (FI) was used for sample introduction. Optimization of parameters such as; concentrations of acid and NaBH4 concentration, flow rates of solutions and carrier gas were made. The influences of the well-known chemical modifier, Pd, and the effect of diethyldithiocarbomate (DDTC) were also examined. Interference study has been carried out for Ni(II), Co(II), Cu(II), Fe(III), Au(III), As(III), Pb(II), Se(IV) and Sn(II) . A detection limit of 7.5 ng mL-1 (n=11) was obtained with a 0.2 mL sample volume. With the FI-CVGAAS system 5.6 times sensitivity enhancement was achieved over flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS).

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Ç. P. Öztürk, “Determination of silver by chemical vapour generation and atomic absoption spectrometry,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.