Simultaneous determination of V, Ni, Ga and Fe in fuel fly ash using solid sampling high resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry

Cárdenas Valdivia, A. and Vereda Alonso, E. and López Guerrero, M. M. and Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J. and Cano Pavóna, J. M. and García de Torres, A. (2018) Simultaneous determination of V, Ni, Ga and Fe in fuel fly ash using solid sampling high resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. Talanta, 179 . pp. 1-8. ISSN 0039-9140

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Abstract

A green and simple method has been proposed in this work for the simultaneous determination of V, Ni, Ga and Fe in fuel ash samples by solid sampling high resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (SS HR CS GFAAS). The application of fast programs in combination with direct solid sampling allows eliminating pretreatment steps, involving minimal manipulation of sample. Iridium treated platforms were applied throughout the present study, enabling the use of aqueous standards for calibration. Correlation coefficients for the calibration curves were typically better than 0.9931. The concentrations found in the fuel ash samples analyzed ranged from 0.66 to 4.2 % for V, 0.23 to 0.7 % for Ni, 0 to 5.4 mg/Kg for Ga and 0.10 to 0.60 % for Fe. Precision (%RSD) were 5.2, 10.0, 20.0 and 9.8% for V, Ni, Ga and Fe, respectively, obtained as the average of the %RSD of six replicates of each fuel ash sample.
The optimum conditions established were applied to the determination of the target analytes in fuel ash samples. In order to test the accuracy and applicability of the proposed method in the analysis of samples, five ash samples from the combustion of fuel in power stations, were analysed. The method accuracy was evaluated by comparing the results obtained using the proposed method with the results obtained by ICP OES previous acid digestion. The results showed good agreement between them.

Keywords:Fuel ash, Vanadium, SS HR CS GFAAS, Nickel, Iron
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F140 Environmental Chemistry
F Physical Sciences > F180 Analytical Chemistry
F Physical Sciences > F100 Chemistry
F Physical Sciences > F110 Applied Chemistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Chemistry
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Deposited On:30 Jan 2018 16:01

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