Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 36(5), 617 (2020).

Semi-continuous Monitoring of Cr(VI) and Cr(III) during a Soil Extraction Process by Means of an Ion Transfer Device and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Willy Cahya NUGRAHA,*,** Haruka NAGAI,* Shin-Ichi OHIRA,*,*** and Kei TODA*
*Department of Chemistry, Kumamoto University, 2-39-1 Kurokami, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
**Research Unit of Clean Technology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jalan Cisitu Sangkuriang, Bandung 40135, Indonesia
***International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, 2-39-1 Kurokami, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
Electrodialytic separation of Cr(VI) and Cr(III) followed by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry for monitoring of soil extraction was studied. The sensitivity was improved by in-line purification of the solutions and bi-polar pulse cleaning. The detection limit for both Cr(VI) and Cr(III) was 0.01 μg L−1. The system was successfully used to monitor the concentration change during soil extraction with dual solution line filtration. The results demonstrate the difference in concentration changes with the different sources of Cr(VI).