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

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Preliminary 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%.

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Díaz-Pérez, M., Aboal-Somoza, M., Bermejo-Barrera, P. et al. Preliminary results of a quick, simple method of detecting antimony in water samples. cent.eur.j.chem. 6, 520–525 (2008). https://doi.org/10.2478/s11532-008-0071-y

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Keywords

  • Antimony
  • Tap water
  • Atomic absorption spectrometry