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Atomic absorption spectrometry with electrothermal atomization to determine trace amounts of arsenic

A. Manová *, E. Beinrohr, F. Čacho

Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Radlinského 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Abstract: The aim of this work was to develop an on-line coupling of electrochemical preconcentration to atomic absorption spectrometry method and to apply the developed system in the determination of ultra-trace amounts of As in water samples. A flow-through electrochemical analyzer EcaFlow (Istran Ltd, Bratislava, Slovakia) was used as the preconcentration unit with a two-electrode cell. The working electrode was a reticular vitreous carbon electrode coated with gold. An atomic absorption spectrometer SP9 with a graphite furnace atomizer (Pye Unicam) was used to determine the preconcentrated As species. Preconcentration parameters were optimized for the electrochemical process.

Keywords: arsenic, electrochemical preconcentration, GFAAS

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0291.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2017, pp. 175—179, DOI: 10.1515/acs-2017-0029