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Title: Determination of ultra-trace mercury in water samples based on cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometry using a gold trap
Authors: Vasile, Gabriela 
Marin, Nicoleta Mirela 
Cruceru, Liliana 
Simion, Marius 
Galaon, Toma 
Lehr, Carol Blaziu 
Keywords: Mercury;Surface water;Wastewater;Drinking water;CV-AFS;Gold trap
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: SYSCOM 18 SRL
This paper presents a method for mercury determination in water samples, at trace level using Cold Vapor
Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry (CVAFS). Mono, divalent mercury and organo-mercury compounds are
converted to divalent mercury by oxidation with KbrO3-KBr in hydrochloric acid, as a result of Br and BrCl
reaction. Before the analyses, the excess of Br is removed by ascorbic acid. The divalent mercury is then
reduced to the elemental form using 20 g/L tin chloride in acid medium, purged with argon in a hygroscopic
membrane in order to retain humidity and then withhold on a gold trap. Gold trap is used to concentrate Hg
vapor prior to detection. After heating the trap, mercury is detected using an ozone-free Hg lamp. The
analytical performance parameters of the method have been investigated (detection limit, quatification
limit, working range, precision, recovery). The method is suitable for determination of ultra-trace mercury
content from drinking, surface and wastewater samples.
Revista de Chimie (Bucuresti) Volume 67 Issue 8
ISSN: 2537-5733
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