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Application of high-energy polarised beam energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to cadmium determination in saline solutions

In the present work, the analytical performance of a methodology based on a preconcentration using activated thin layers followed by high-energy polarised beam energy-dispersive XRF spectrometry (HE-P-EDXRF) for the determination of trace amounts of Cd in saline solutions is presented. Linear calibration curves were obtained over the range 5-8000 μg L-1 of Cd. When comparing the developed method to the direct analysis of Cd in sea water, the detection limits were improved by several orders of magnitude, with values of 2.25 μg L-1 (Al2O3 target) and 0.075 μg L -1 (CsI target), respectively. The accuracy was checked by analyzing spiked natural sea water at Cd concentrations of 20, 100 and 600 μg L -1 and results were compared to those obtained with anodic stripping voltametry and no significant differences at the 95% confidence level were found. The method has a good reproducibility over the investigated period of time and the precision of the method was better than 10%

This research has been developed in the framework of the Spanish National Research Programme (Projects: CGL2004-05963-C04/HID and CGL2007-66861-C4)

© Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 2008, vol. 23, núm. 7, p. 1034-1037

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Author: Fontàs Rigau, Clàudia
Van Grieken, René
Queralt i Mitjans, Ignasi
Hidalgo Muñoz, Manuela
Marguí Grabulosa, Eva
Date: 2008 July 7
Abstract: In the present work, the analytical performance of a methodology based on a preconcentration using activated thin layers followed by high-energy polarised beam energy-dispersive XRF spectrometry (HE-P-EDXRF) for the determination of trace amounts of Cd in saline solutions is presented. Linear calibration curves were obtained over the range 5-8000 μg L-1 of Cd. When comparing the developed method to the direct analysis of Cd in sea water, the detection limits were improved by several orders of magnitude, with values of 2.25 μg L-1 (Al2O3 target) and 0.075 μg L -1 (CsI target), respectively. The accuracy was checked by analyzing spiked natural sea water at Cd concentrations of 20, 100 and 600 μg L -1 and results were compared to those obtained with anodic stripping voltametry and no significant differences at the 95% confidence level were found. The method has a good reproducibility over the investigated period of time and the precision of the method was better than 10%
This research has been developed in the framework of the Spanish National Research Programme (Projects: CGL2004-05963-C04/HID and CGL2007-66861-C4)
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ISSN: 0267-9477 (versió paper)
1364-5544 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/12715
Language: eng
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Collection: MICYT/PN 2004-2007/CGL 2004-05963-C04/HID
MICYT/PN 2007-2010/CGL2007-66861-C04
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b718382h
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Is part of: © Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 2008, vol. 23, núm. 7, p. 1034-1037
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Subject: Anàlisi espectral
Spectrum analysis
Espectroscòpia de fluorescència
Photoelectron spectroscopy
Espectroscòpia de raigs X
X-ray spectroscopy
Title: Application of high-energy polarised beam energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to cadmium determination in saline solutions
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