Publication - Fluorimetric determination of Al in seawater by flow-injection with in-line preconcentration
A highly sensitive method for the shipboard determination of Al in seawater by now injection analysis (FIA) has been developed. The method employs in-line preconcentration of Al onto a column of resin-immobilized 8-hydroxyquinoline. The Al is subsequently eluted into the FIA system from the resin with acidified seawater. The eluted Al reacts with lumogallion to form a chelate, which is detected by its fluorescence. The fluorescence is enhanced similar to 5-fold by the addition of a micelle-forming detergent, Brij-35. The method has a detection limit of similar to 0.15 nM and a precision of 1.7% at 2.4 nM. The method has a cycle time of similar to 3 min and can be readily automated. The speed, ease of use, and relative freedom from contamination artifacts makes this method ideal for shipboard determination of Al in seawater.
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|Dissolved Al in the Southern Ocean||2008-02-11||2008-04-13|
|Dissolved Al in the Arctic Ocean||2007-07-28||2007-10-07|
|IPY-GEOTRACES||851.40.100||2007-01-01 - 2010-01-31|