Determination of Aluminum in Dialysis Concentrates by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry after Coprecipitation with Lanthanum Phosphate

Document Type : Research article


1 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Faculty of Art and Science, Chemistry Department, 53100, Rize, Turkey.

2 Erciyes University, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department

3 Erciyes University, Agriculture Facultyi Department of Soil Sciences and Plant Nutrition


This method was developed for the determination of trace amounts of aluminum(III) in dialysis concentrates using atomic absorption spectrometry after coprecipitation with lanthanum phosfate. The analytical parameters that influenced the quantitave coprecipitation of analyte including amount of lanthanum, amount of phosfate, pH and duration time were optimized. The % recoveries of the analyte ion were in the range of 95-105 % with limit of detection (3s) of 0.5 µg l-1. Preconcentration factor was found as 1000 and RSD % value obtained from model solutions was 2.5% for 0.02 mg L-1. The accuracy of the method was evaluated with standard reference material (CWW-TMD Waste Water). The method was also applied to most concentrated acidic and basic dialysis concentrates with satisfactory results.


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