Advanced search
Start date

Using the LIBS technique for the study of heavy metals in leachate liquid samples

Grant number: 17/19248-3
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: May 01, 2018 - October 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Carlos Renato Menegatti
Grantee:Carlos Renato Menegatti
Home Institution: Embrapa Instrumentação Agropecuária. Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA). Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (Brasil). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Débora Marcondes Bastos Pereira ; Hélcio José Izário Filho ; Paulino Ribeiro Villas Boas


In this project, we intend to use the single-pulse (SP) and the double-pulse (DP) LIBS (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) technique for detection of heavy metals in leachate liquid samples. Samples will be artificially contaminated with well-determined concentrations of the following metals: Pb, As, Cd, Mn. We intend to be able to solve the spectral lines of these elements and to correlate the peak intensities with reference concentration measurements made by the ICP-OES technique. With these spectra, we will construct calibration curves and determine the LIBS limits of detection for each species comparing the two techniques (SP x DP). The project also aims to create a faster, robust and economical for sample analysis compared to traditional techniques (ICP-OES and EDS) currently used. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
NICOLODELLI, GUSTAVO; CABRAL, JADER; MENEGATTI, CARLOS RENATO; MARANGONI, BRUNO; SENESI, GIORGIO S. Recent advances and future trends in LIBS applications to agricultural materials and their food derivatives: An overview of developments in the last decade (2010-2019). Part I. Soils and fertilizers. TRAC-TRENDS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, v. 115, p. 70-82, JUN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.
MENEGATTI, CARLOS R.; NICOLODELLI, GUSTAVO; SENESI, GIORGIO S.; DA SILVA, OTAVIO A.; FILHO, I, HELCIO J.; VILLAS-BOAS, PAULINO R.; MARANGONI, BRUNO S.; MILORI, DEBORA M. B. P. Evaluation of LIBS under controlled atmosphere to quantify cadmium at low concentration in landfill leachates. APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS, v. 125, n. 5 MAY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
NICOLODELLI, GUSTAVO; VILLAS-BOAS, PAULINO R.; MENEGATTI, CARLOS R.; SENESI, GIORGIO S.; MAGALHAES, V, DANIEL; DE SOUZA, DANIELE; MILORI, DEBORA M. B. P.; MARANGONI, BRUNO S. Determination of Pb in soils by double-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy assisted by continuum wave-diode laser-induced fluorescence. APPLIED OPTICS, v. 57, n. 28, p. 8366-8372, OCT 1 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: