Analytical Sciences
Online ISSN : 1348-2246
Print ISSN : 0910-6340
ISSN-L : 0910-6340
Original Papers
Determination of Chromium, Copper and Lead in River Water by Graphite-Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry after Coprecipitation with Terbium Hydroxide
Tomoharu MINAMIYoshiki SOHRINJoichi UEDA
Author information

2005 Volume 21 Issue 12 Pages 1519-1521


Coprecipitation with terbium hydroxide quantitatively recovered trace amounts of chromium(III), copper(II) and lead(II) at pH 8.4 - 10.8, 8.0 - 11.5 and 8.7 - 11.5, respectively. The precipitate was dissolved in 0.85 mol dm-3 nitric acid, and the analytes were determined by graphite-furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GF-AAS). The presence of terbium (up to 7 g dm-3) did not interfere with the determination. The detection limits were 0.3 µg dm-3 for chromium, 0.4 µg dm-3 for copper and 0.5 µg dm-3 for lead, when the analytes in 200 cm3 of the sample solution were concentrated into 10 cm3. The ions added to river or seawater were quantitatively recovered. Chromium and copper in a contaminated river water were successfully determined.

Information related to the author
© 2005 by The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
Previous article Next article