Enrichment and separation of traces of cadmium, chromium, lead and manganese ions in urine by using magnesium hydroxide coprecipitation method

Saracoglu S., SOYLAK M., Elci L.

TRACE ELEMENTS AND ELECTROLYTES, vol.18, no.3, pp.129-133, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-133


An enrichment and separation procedure based on coprecipitation for determining of cadmium, chromium, lead and manganese in urine is described. The analyte ions were concentrated from 10.0 ml of urine into 1.0 ml of 1 M HNO3 and subsequently determined by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS). Coprecipitation parameters and matrix effects are discussed. The method was applied to the urine samples collected from Kayseri City. The RSDs for graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometric determinations were below 9%.