Determination of Ruthenium in Waste Ruthenium-Loaded Carbon Catalyst Samples Using Teflon Pressure Vessel-Assisted Sample Digestion and ICP-OES


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A novel method for the determination of ruthenium in waste ruthenium-loaded carbon catalyst samples was established by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry after samples digested by Teflon pressure digestion vessel with aqua regia. Such experiment conditions were investigated as the influence of sample dissolution methods, digestion time, digestion temperature and interfering ions on the determination. Under the optimized conditions, the limit of detection (LODs) of Ru for tested solution was 9 ng mL-1. The relative standard deviations (RSDs) for Ru was 2.12 % (CRu = 1 mg L-1, n = 7). The linear range of calibration graph for Ru and Zn was 0 ~ 100.00 mg L-1. The proposed method was applied to determine the practical samples with good recoveries and satisfactory results.



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Z.S. Liu, L.P. Xu, X.D. Liang, Z.H. Wang and H.M. Zhang




X. J. Wei and J. M. Pan, "Determination of Ruthenium in Waste Ruthenium-Loaded Carbon Catalyst Samples Using Teflon Pressure Vessel-Assisted Sample Digestion and ICP-OES", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1015, pp. 570-573, 2014

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August 2014




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