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Use of C-18 reverse-phase cartridges for estimation of metal complexation by a residue from olive oil industry

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 Formation of complexes between Cu and organic polymers present in olive mill wastewater (OMW) is shown to be a cause of metal solubilization by the residue, using C-18 reverse-phase cartridges (RPC) for separating the complexed metal. Nearly 100% of the metal released from a polluted river sediment by OMW solutions is retained by the cartridges. The proportion of Cu retained by the cartridges is somewhat lower (50–80%), if the OMW solution initially contains Cu. About 70–80% of Cu released by OMW from a soil column previously loaded with high doses of metal is also retained by the cartridges. Incomplete Cu retentions are not thought to be due to a lack of efficiency of RPC in immobilizing Cu complexes, but to the formation of an equilibrium between free and complexed forms of the metal.

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Received: 3 June 1996/Revised: 29 September 1996/Accepted: 10 October 1996

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Díaz-Barrientos, E., Bejarano, M. & Madrid, L. Use of C-18 reverse-phase cartridges for estimation of metal complexation by a residue from olive oil industry. Fresenius J Anal Chem 357, 1164–1167 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/s002160050324

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Keywords

  • Polymer
  • Wastewater
  • Metal Complexation
  • River Sediment
  • Soil Column