Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia

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Selective separation, preconcentration and determination of Pd(II) ions in environmental samples by coprecipitation with a 1,2,4-triazole derivative

D. Ozdes, C. Duran, H. Serencam, D. Sahin, A. Gundogdu, M. Soylak


A simple, sensitive, facile and low cost methodology, combined with flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS), was employed to evaluate the selective separation and preconcentration of Pd(II) ions in environmental samples by using a triazole derivative as an organic coprecipitating agent without a carrier element. The developed method was systematically investigated in different set of experimental parameters that influence the quantitative recovery of Pd(II) ions. The accuracy of the method was tested by analyzing certified reference material and spike tests. The developed coprecipitation procedure has been applied to road dust, anodic slime, industrial electronic waste materials and water samples to determine their Pd(II) levels.


KEY WORDS: Palladium, Separation, Preconcentration, Carrier element free coprecipitation


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2015, 29(1), 1-10

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