Elma Neide V M Carrilho

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Metal interactions with the cellular structures of the marine alga Pilayella littoralis have been investigated to better understand how biomaterials sorb dissolved metals. Algae metal binding capacity at pH 5.0 was 2000, 850, 430, and 560 micromol g(-1) of dried material for Al(III), Cu(II), Cd(II), and Co(II), respectively. Binding site characterization(More)
A single microwave-assisted acid-decomposition procedure is proposed for sample preparation of plant- and bovine-derived materials prior to multielement determination by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The procedure involved sample grinding in a cryogenic mill to reduce particle sizes and increase the surface area for(More)
Increasing interest in the development of biological materials for metal sorption led us to investigate the brown marine alga, Pilayella littoralis, as a biological sorbent. This work focuses on the harvest, preparation and evaluation of P. littoralis from Nahant beaches for use as a metal biosorbent. This biomass was used in batch tests with synthetic(More)
Iron interference in the spectrophotometric catalytic determination of molybdenum based on the iodide-hydrogen peroxide reaction can be corrected by using sulphosalicylic acid as masking and color-forming reagent. The catalytic influence of iron ions is circumvented to the extent of about 90% and correction of any remaining iron ions is possible by(More)
The brown alga Pilayella littoralis was used as a new biosorbent in an on-line metal preconcentration procedure in a flow-injection system. Al, Co, Cu and Fe were determined in lake water samples by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) after preconcentration in a silica-immobilized alga column. Like other algae, P. littoralis(More)
The residual carbon content of a variety of bovine-derived samples and forage was determined by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry with radial view configuration (ICP-OES) after microwave-assisted digestion under high pressure in a closed vessel. The original carbon concentration in the samples was determined by elemental analysis. The(More)
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