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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 304, Issue 3, pp 1193–1200 | Cite as

Determination of uranium in water samples using homogeneous liquid–liquid microextraction via flotation assistance and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry

  • Mohammad Rezaee
  • Faezeh Khalilian
Article

Abstract

A new method was developed for the preconcentration and determination of uranium in the water samples using homogeneous liquid–liquid microextraction via flotation assistance and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry. A special extraction cell was designed to facilitate collection of the low-density extraction solvent by using air flotation for extraction of uranium. Under the optimized condition a linear response was obtained over the range of 1.25–100 µg L−1 for uranium. Limit of detection and relative standard deviation of the proposed HLLME-FA method were obtained 0.4 µg L−1 and 6.6 % for uranium, respectively.

Keywords

Homogeneous liquid–liquid microextraction via flotation assistance Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry Uranium Water samples 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Financial support from Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research School, Nuclear Science & Technology Research Institute is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research School, Nuclear Science & Technology Research InstituteAtomic Energy Organization of IranTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, College of Basic Science, Yadegar-e-Imam Khomeini (RAH) BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

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