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On-line micro column preconcentration system based on amino bimodal mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a novel adsorbent for removal and speciation of chromium (III, VI) in environmental samples.

Shirkhanloo H, Khaligh A, Golbabaei F, Sadeghi Z, Vahid A, Rashidi A - J Environ Health Sci Eng (2015)

Bottom Line: TEM, XRD, and SEM results confirmed the beneficial properties of NH2-UVM-7 as the adsorbent for chromium extraction.The efficiency of nanoadsorbent for preconcentration and extraction of Cr (VI) was 96 %, whereas it was less than 5 % for Cr (III).Good recoveries, with low detection limits and good preconcentration factors are the main advantages of this procedure.

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Affiliation: Occupational and Environmental Health Research Center (OEHRC), Iranian Petroleum Industry Health Research Institute (IPIHRI-PIHO), Tehran, 1485733111 Iran ; Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Tehran, 14665-1137 Iran.

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Background: Chromium (VI) has toxic and carcinogenic effects. So, determination and speciation of chromium in environmental samples is very important in view of health hazards. In this study, solid phase extraction (SPE) based on bulky amine-functionalized bimodal mesoporous silica nanoparticles (NH2-UVM-7) as a novel nanoadsorbent was applied for preconcentration and speciation of chromium (III, VI) in water samples.

Methods: UVM-7 was synthesized via atrane route and subsequently functionalized with amino silane via grafting method. In SPE procedure, polymer tubing as a micro-column was filled with NH2-UVM-7 adsorbent. Preconcentration and speciation of Cr (III) and Cr (VI) ions with NH2-UVM-7 were obtained in water samples due to the fact that only Cr (VI) ions can be complexed with-NH2 groups at optimized pH. Finally, chromium concentration was determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (F-AAS).

Results: TEM, XRD, and SEM results confirmed the beneficial properties of NH2-UVM-7 as the adsorbent for chromium extraction. Under the optimal conditions, linear calibration curve, detection limit and preconcentration factor were obtained 6-320 μg/ L, 1.2 μg/L and 66.7, respectively (RSD < 5 %). The efficiency of nanoadsorbent for preconcentration and extraction of Cr (VI) was 96 %, whereas it was less than 5 % for Cr (III).

Conclusions: The developed NH2-UVM7-based SPE/F-AAS method has enough sensitively and simplicity for speciation and determination of Cr (VI) and Cr (III) ions in real water samples. Good recoveries, with low detection limits and good preconcentration factors are the main advantages of this procedure.

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Low angle XRD patterns of calcined NH2-UVM-7 and UVM-7
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Fig1: Low angle XRD patterns of calcined NH2-UVM-7 and UVM-7

Mentions: XRD patterns of calcined UVM-7 and amine-grafted UVM-7 are shown in Fig. 1. There are three resolved diffraction peaks in XRD patterns of NH2-UVM-7 and UVM-7, which can be indexed as the (100), (110), (200) and (210) reflections associated with hexagonal symmetry (d110 and d200 were overlapped with each other). However, these peaks are broad, which is the characteristic of mesoporous materials synthesized via atrane route. After the attachment of organic groups on the silica wall of UVM-7, the main three diffraction peaks are still clear which means that functionalization procedure did not had worth effect on the structural order of UVM-7.Fig. 1


On-line micro column preconcentration system based on amino bimodal mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a novel adsorbent for removal and speciation of chromium (III, VI) in environmental samples.

Shirkhanloo H, Khaligh A, Golbabaei F, Sadeghi Z, Vahid A, Rashidi A - J Environ Health Sci Eng (2015)

Low angle XRD patterns of calcined NH2-UVM-7 and UVM-7
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Fig1: Low angle XRD patterns of calcined NH2-UVM-7 and UVM-7
Mentions: XRD patterns of calcined UVM-7 and amine-grafted UVM-7 are shown in Fig. 1. There are three resolved diffraction peaks in XRD patterns of NH2-UVM-7 and UVM-7, which can be indexed as the (100), (110), (200) and (210) reflections associated with hexagonal symmetry (d110 and d200 were overlapped with each other). However, these peaks are broad, which is the characteristic of mesoporous materials synthesized via atrane route. After the attachment of organic groups on the silica wall of UVM-7, the main three diffraction peaks are still clear which means that functionalization procedure did not had worth effect on the structural order of UVM-7.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: TEM, XRD, and SEM results confirmed the beneficial properties of NH2-UVM-7 as the adsorbent for chromium extraction.The efficiency of nanoadsorbent for preconcentration and extraction of Cr (VI) was 96 %, whereas it was less than 5 % for Cr (III).Good recoveries, with low detection limits and good preconcentration factors are the main advantages of this procedure.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Occupational and Environmental Health Research Center (OEHRC), Iranian Petroleum Industry Health Research Institute (IPIHRI-PIHO), Tehran, 1485733111 Iran ; Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Tehran, 14665-1137 Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chromium (VI) has toxic and carcinogenic effects. So, determination and speciation of chromium in environmental samples is very important in view of health hazards. In this study, solid phase extraction (SPE) based on bulky amine-functionalized bimodal mesoporous silica nanoparticles (NH2-UVM-7) as a novel nanoadsorbent was applied for preconcentration and speciation of chromium (III, VI) in water samples.

Methods: UVM-7 was synthesized via atrane route and subsequently functionalized with amino silane via grafting method. In SPE procedure, polymer tubing as a micro-column was filled with NH2-UVM-7 adsorbent. Preconcentration and speciation of Cr (III) and Cr (VI) ions with NH2-UVM-7 were obtained in water samples due to the fact that only Cr (VI) ions can be complexed with-NH2 groups at optimized pH. Finally, chromium concentration was determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (F-AAS).

Results: TEM, XRD, and SEM results confirmed the beneficial properties of NH2-UVM-7 as the adsorbent for chromium extraction. Under the optimal conditions, linear calibration curve, detection limit and preconcentration factor were obtained 6-320 μg/ L, 1.2 μg/L and 66.7, respectively (RSD < 5 %). The efficiency of nanoadsorbent for preconcentration and extraction of Cr (VI) was 96 %, whereas it was less than 5 % for Cr (III).

Conclusions: The developed NH2-UVM7-based SPE/F-AAS method has enough sensitively and simplicity for speciation and determination of Cr (VI) and Cr (III) ions in real water samples. Good recoveries, with low detection limits and good preconcentration factors are the main advantages of this procedure.

No MeSH data available.


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