Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam waste (white pollutant) was utilised for the synthesis of novel chelating resin i.e. EPS-N = N-α-Benzoin oxime (EPS-N = N-Box). The synthesised resin was characterised by FT-IR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and thermogravimetric
analysis. A selective method for the preconcentration of Pb(II) ions on EPS-N = N-Box resin packed in mini-column was developed. The sorbed Pb(II) ions were eluted with 5.0 mL of 2.0 mol L−1 HCl and determined by microsample injection system coupled
flame atomic absorption spectrometry (MIS-FAAS). The average recovery of Pb(II) ions was achieved 95.5% at optimum parameters such as pH 7, resin amount 400 mg, flow rates 1.0 mL min−1 (of eluent) and3.0 mL min−1 (of sample solution).
The total saturation capacity of the resin, limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ) of Pb(II) ions were found to be 30 mg g−1, 0.033 μg L−1 and 0.107 μg L−1, respectively with preconcentration
factor of 300. The accuracy, selectivity and validation of the method was checked by analysis of sea water (BCR-403), wastewater (BCR-715) and Tibet soil (NCS DC-78302) as certified reference materials (CRMs). The proposed method was applied successfully for the trace determination of Pb(II)
ions in aqueous samples.
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Document Type: Research Article
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Art, Pamukkale University, Denizli, 20017, Turkey
Institute of Advance Research Studies in Chemical Science, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, 76080, Pakistan
June 21, 2014
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