Application of the Atomic Absorption Technical to Available the Concentration of Silver Ions Incorporated in Glass Matrix by Ionic Exchange Process
Ion specimens can be incorporated in glasses or natural clays by ionic exchange process with different concentrations dependent of matrix´s type and of the ionic exchange parameters. In particular, the incorporation of silver ions presents high interest by its biocidal properties. A compound contending ion silver specimens presents bactericidal and fungicidal properties with effect proportional to ion concentration. This work presents results about application of the atomic absorption technical to determine the silver ion concentration incorporated in a glass matrix by ionic exchange process. The ionic exchange experiments were realized with different AgNO3 concentration and constant temperature. After ionic exchange process, the glass samples were submitted to characterization by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy and Atomic Absorption Techniques. The comparative results between different techniques showed that atomic absorption technical is adequate to determine ion silver concentration incorporated in the glass matrix after ionic exchange process.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
E. Mendes et al., "Application of the Atomic Absorption Technical to Available the Concentration of Silver Ions Incorporated in Glass Matrix by Ionic Exchange Process", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 873-878, 2010