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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 17, No. 1, 2013, pp. 37-41
Bioline Code: ja13005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2013, pp. 37-41

 en Influence of the measurement medium and matrix modifiers on the determination of silicon in waters by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry.
HIMRI, MAMOUNE EL; HIMRI, ABDELOUAHAD EL; PASTOR, AGUSTÍN & GUARDIA, MIGUEL DE LA

Abstract

An electrothermal atomic absorption (ETAAS) method has been developed for the direct determination of Si in natural waters. Measurements were carried out on previously alkalinized samples and using a mixture of Pd and Mg(NO3)2 as matrix modifier,with an ashing temperature of 1400 °C and an atomization temperature of 2400 °C. Transversally heated pyrolitically graphite tubes, equipped with L’vov platform and Zeeman effect correction, was employed in this study. A limit of detection of 2.6 μg/L Si was obtained and accuracy was evaluated by analyzing two Standard Reference Material at different concentration levels, a good agreement (<5%) was obtained. This developed procedure was demonstrated of the need of using an alkaline medium for accurate Si determination by ETAAS. © JASEM

Keywords
Silicon determination, water analysis electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry, effect of sample medium, effet of matrix modifier

 
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