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Feasibility of measuring Cr(III) and Cr(VI) in water by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using ceramics as the solid support

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Carvalho, Alexandrina A. C. [1] ; Silvestre, Daniel M. [1] ; Leme, Flavio O. [2] ; Naozuka, Juliana [3] ; Intima, Danielle P. [4] ; Nomura, Cassiana S. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Fundamental, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humans, Av Estados 5001, BR-09210971 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Ciencias Exatas & Terra, BR-09972270 Diadema, SP - Brazil
[4] Co Saneamento Basico Estado Sao Paulo, BR-02003702 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Microchemical Journal; v. 144, p. 33-38, JAN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is a multi-elemental technique with multiple advantages. However, direct determination in liquid samples is not an easy task since laser water interaction can affect the precision and accuracy of the method and cause loss of sensitivity. To enable LIBS application in liquid sample analysis, some strategies such as liquid-to-solid transfer have been used. This work proposes the quantification of chromium in water samples by LIBS using ceramic as the solid support. Results showed that the ceramic selectively adsorbs Cr(III) species at pH 7 and quantification of Cr(VI) species by LIBS was also possible after reduction of this species to Cr(III) using Fe(II) as the reducing agent. Instrumental parameters were optimized, and the best conditions found included a 65 pm spot size, 430 accumulated pulses with 20 mJ pulse(-1), and 0.75 ms of delay time. Calibration was carried out with synthetic calibration standards prepared by adsorption of increasing concentrations of chromium in ceramic. Tap water samples spiked with 0.9 mg L-1 of Cr(III) and 0.1 mg L-1 of Cr(VI) were analysed by the proposed method and recoveries of 105 +/- 2% and 103 +/- 3% were obtained for Cr(III) and Cr(VI), respectively. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50951-4 - INCT 2014: Advanced Analytical Technologies
Grantee:Celio Pasquini
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/10346-2 - Method development for direct quantitative analysis of high silicon content samples: laser-induced breakdown spectrometry and Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence
Grantee:Cassiana Seimi Nomura
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/11998-0 - Evaluation and production of synthetic calibrating material for direct analysis of wood by LIBS
Grantee:Cassiana Seimi Nomura
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/13478-6 - Evaluation of the effect of laser and sample properties in the direct analysis of meats by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
Grantee:Flavio de Oliveira Leme
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate