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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Automatic microemulsion preparation for metals determination in fuel samples using a flow-batch analyzer and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry
Author: Cunha, FAS
Sousa, RA
Harding, DP
Cadore, S
Almeida, LF
Araujo, MCU
Abstract: The principal thermodynamic advantages of using microemulsions over standard emulsions for flow metal analysis are the greatly increased analyte stability and emulsive homogeneity that improve both the ease of sample preparation, and the analytical result. In this study a piston propelled flow-batch analyzer (PFBA) for the determination of Cu, Cr and Pb in gasoline and naphtha by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GF AAS) was explored. Investigative phase modeling for low dilution was conducted both for gasoline and naphtha microemulsions. Rheological considerations were also explored including a mathematical flow derivation to fine tune the system's operational parameters, and the GF MS coupling. Both manual and automated procedures for microemulsion preparation were compared. The results of the paired t test at a 95% confidence level showed no significant differences between them. Further recovery test results confirmed a negligible matrix effect of the sample on the analyte absorption signals and an efficient stabilization of the samples (with metals) submitted to microemulsion treatment. The accuracy of the developed procedure was attested by good recovery percentages in the ranges of 100.0 +/- 3.5% for Pb in the naphtha samples, and 100.2 +/- 3.4% and 100.7 +/- 4.6% for Cu and Cr, respectively in gasoline samples. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: Microemulsions
Trace metals
Flow-batch analyser
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2012.03.014
Date Issue: 2012
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