Preliminary results of a quick, simple method of detecting antimony in water samples

Mónica Díaz-Pérez, Manuel Aboal-Somoza, Pilar Bermejo-Barrera, Adela Bermejo-Barrera
2008 Open Chemistry  
AbstractPreliminary results of development of a direct and fast method of determination of antimony in samples of tap water using GFAAS are presented. The found levels of antimony were lower than permitted for human consumption. A mixture of Pd and Mg(NO3)2 (concentrations in the injected solution: 8.6 μg mL−1 and 5.8 μg mL−1 respectively) was used as the chemical modifier. The pyrolysis and atomization temperatures were 1000 and 1700°C, respectively and the mean analytical recovery 98.2%.
doi:10.2478/s11532-008-0071-y fatcat:fld4y55c7vh45cbticontu75oi