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Proposition of methods for determinations of rare earth elements and noble metals in sample of environmental and mineral interest by ICP OES

Grant number: 17/22599-2
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2018 - January 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Pedro Vitoriano de Oliveira
Grantee:Pedro Vitoriano de Oliveira
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The aim of the project is to develop analytical methods with different sample preparation approaches for the determinations of rare earth elements (Ce, Dy, Eu, La, Nb, Pr, Sc, Sm, Y and Yb) with applications of environmental interest (waters, plants, soilsa dn sediments), agrochemistry (fertilizer) and geochemistry (mineal rocks), and noble metals (Au, Ag, Pd, Pt and Rh) in printed circuit boards, automotive catalysts and activated charcoal by ICP OES. The systematic approach should involve the following strategies: (i) To study parameters related to sample preparation (grinding and evaluation of the influence of particle size on digestion / extraction) and characterization by microfluorescence of X-rays (¼-FRX), scanning electron microscopy with electron dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). (ii) To develop procedures for digestion or extraction of elements using microwave oven and ultrasonic bath or probe. (iii) To develop methods for elements determinations in different matrices by ICP OES, aiming to find the best parameters of optimization of the instrument to avoid interference, seeking to share requirements such as selectivity, sensitivity and lower limits of detection. (iv) To develop methods for determinations of elements in water (drinking, river and sea) for direct analysis or separation and preconcentration by solid-liquid extraction using different extractive materials. At the end, it is intended to develop methods with high precision and accuracy and that can be applied for quality control and to support the sectors of interest in the research. (AU)

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ALMEIDA COLOMBO, MARCOS BRUNO; OLIVEIRA PORTO, LUCAS EDUARDO; ARANTES DE CARVALHO, GABRIEL GUSTINELLI; SIQUEIRA PETRI, DENISE FREITAS; OLIVEIRA, PEDRO VITORIANO. Evaluation of Calcium Alginate Microparticles for Copper Preconcentration prior to F AAS Measurements in Fresh Water. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, v. 6, n. 23, p. 20-28, . (17/22599-2, 15/06161-1)
DE SOUZA, DIEGO CLEMENTE; VAHIA DE ABREU, HENRIQUE DE LUCA; DE OLIVEIR, PEDRO VITORIANO; CAPELO, LUCIANE PORTAS; PASSOS-BUENO, MARIA RITA; CATALANI, LUIZ HENRIQUE. A fast degrading PLLA composite with a high content of functionalized octacalcium phosphate mineral phase induces stem cells differentiation. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, v. 93, p. 93-104, . (17/22599-2, 11/21442-6, 13/08028-1)
ARANTES DE CARVALHO, GABRIEL G.; PETRI, DENISE F. S.; OLIVEIRA, V, PEDRO. Calcium alginate microparticles for rare earth elements preconcentration prior to ICP-MS measurements in fresh water. ANALYTICAL METHODS, v. 10, n. 35, p. 4242-4250, . (17/22599-2, 15/06161-1)

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