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Calcium alginate microparticles for rare earth elements preconcentration prior to ICP-MS measurements in fresh water

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Arantes de Carvalho, Gabriel G. [1] ; Petri, Denise F. S. [1] ; Oliveira, V, Pedro
Total Authors: 3
[1] V, Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Fundamental, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05513970 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: ANALYTICAL METHODS; v. 10, n. 35, p. 4242-4250, SEP 21 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 4

This work presents a method for the single-stage preconcentration and simultaneous determination of 14 rare earth elements (REEs), La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb and Lu, in fresh waters using calcium alginate (CA) microparticles as a substrate for further determination by single quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). On-line analyte preconcentration was achieved using a flow-injection system incorporating a column filled with CA microparticles (<180 m size; 300 mg). The proposed procedure was validated for 100 mL test portions, providing an enrichment factor of 100. The method was applied for the analysis of tap water and river water test samples, and validation was carried out with the analysis of the corresponding test samples spiked with 10 g kg(-1) REEs standard solution (La-Lu), wherein recoveries ranging from 90 to 102% were obtained. Coefficients of variation of REEs determinations were smaller than 4.0% (inter-column reproducibility, n = 3). The limit of detection of the method ranged from 0.01 to 0.03 ng kg(-1) (achieved with a 100-fold pre-concentration). The procedure (sample loading, rinsing and elution) takes ca. 30 min per replicate. The proposed approach using CA columns is a reliable and low cost alternative for single-stage REEs preconcentration prior to ICP-MS measurements, and can be recommended for the analysis of river water and tap water samples. CA column re-usability was confirmed up to 50 adsorption-desorption cycles. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/22599-2 - Proposition of methods for determinations of rare earth elements and noble metals in sample of environmental and mineral interest by ICP OES
Grantee:Pedro Vitoriano de Oliveira
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/06161-1 - Application of polymeric substrates for the separation and concentration of rare earth elements from waters
Grantee:Gabriel Gustinelli Arantes de Carvalho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate