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


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Shaw, MJ and Haddad, PR 2004 , 'The determination of trace metal pollutants in environmental matrices using ion chromatography' , Environment International, vol. 30, no. 3 , pp. 403-431 , doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2003.09.009.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Shaw, MJ and Haddad, PR
Keywords: Ion chromatography, Chelation, Metal ions, Hyphenation, ICP-MS, Post-column reaction
Journal or Publication Title: Environment International
ISSN: 0160-4120
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.envint.2003.09.009
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