Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Flow analysis in Brazil: contributions over the last four decades

Full text
Batista, Alex D. [1] ; Sasaki, Milton K. [1] ; Rocha, Fabio R. P. [1] ; Zagatto, Elias A. G. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Energia Nucl Agri, BR-13400970 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: ANALYST; v. 139, n. 15, p. 3666-3682, 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 6

The main contributions of Brazilian researchers to the field of flow analysis are reviewed, with an emphasis on historical developments, conceptual aspects, system design, and analytical applications. Contributions after the advent of flow injection analysis are highlighted. Novel approaches (e.g. zone merging, zone sampling, zone trapping, multi-site detection, and multi-commutation), flow modalities (e.g. monosegmented flow analysis, flow-batch analysis, multi-pumping flow analysis), as well as the pioneering implementation of different detection techniques (e.g. potentiometry, turbidimetry, flame atomic absorption spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry, and gravimetry) and analytical steps (e.g. titrations, membrane-less gas diffusion, and electrolytic dissolution) are highlighted. Strategies to improve analytical figures of merit and the use of the flow analyser as a tool for teaching purposes are also discussed. Contributions from Brazilian workers in the context of system miniaturization, ``green{''} chemistry, analysis of complex samples, novel strategies and materials for in-line analyte separation/concentration, and proposals for expert systems are also highlighted. The large-scale analysis of samples of agronomical, environmental, industrial, and clinical relevance is emphasized. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/06437-6 - Flow analysis systems applied to the determination of emerging pollutants
Grantee:Alex Domingues Batista
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/14413-0 - Comparison of flow analyzers with laminar or pulsed flows and immobilized reagents: application to samples of pharmaceutical, agronomical and/or environmental relevance
Grantee:Milton Katsumi Sasaki
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/23498-9 - Advanced flow systems for technological, agronomical and environmental analysis
Grantee:Elias Ayres Guidetti Zagatto
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants