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The determination of trace metal pollutants in environmental matrices using ion chromatography


Shaw, M and Haddad, PR, The determination of trace metal pollutants in environmental matrices using ion chromatography, Environment International, 30, (3) pp. 403-431. ISSN 0160-4120 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.envint.2003.09.009


A review is presented detailing the development of ion chromatography (IC) as a selective analytical tool for the determination of toxic metals and their organic species in many environmental sample matrices. A brief outline of ion chromatographic principles, together with an overview of the stationary phases used to separate metals, namely ion exchangers, modified ion pair sorbents and chelating ion exchangers, and the methods for detecting metal ions including hyphenation with spectroscopy and sample preparation schemes are also given, prior to a critical examination of developed methods for various metals including arsenic, chromium, cadmium, lead, mercury, beryllium, aluminium and uranium since 1990.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ion chromatography; Chelation; Metal ions; Hyphenation; ICP-MS; Post-column reaction
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Shaw, M (Dr Matt Shaw)
UTAS Author:Haddad, PR (Professor Paul Haddad)
ID Code:31928
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:89
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-05
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