Pedro Orival Luccas

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The present paper proposes the application of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as a solid sorbent for lead preconcentration using a flow system coupled to flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The method comprises the preconcentration of Pb (II) ions at a buffered solution (pH 4.7) onto 30mg of MWCNTs previously oxidized with concentrated HNO(3). The(More)
A flow analysis (FA) system with spectrophotometric detection for Al determination in hemodialysis solutions was developed. The method was based on the reaction of Al with eriochrome cyanine R (ECR). The complex formed associated with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)--a cationic surfactant, which showed enough sensitivity to execute the direct analyte(More)
Electrothermal atomic absorption spectrophotometry of Al in a tungsten coil atomizer was evaluated and applied for its determination in hemodialysis fluid. The system was mounted on a Varian Spectra AA-40 spectrophotometer with continuum background correction and all measurements, in peak height absorbance, were done at 309.3 nm. The purge gas was a mixture(More)
In this paper, we propose a new sorbent that is able to extract metal ions directly from untreated biological fluids, simultaneously excluding all proteins from these samples. The sorbent was obtained through the modification of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with an external bovine serum albumin (BSA) layer, resulting in restricted access carbon nanotubes(More)
Oxidized carbon nanotubes were covered with layers of bovine serum albumin to result in so-called restricted-access carbon nanotubes (RACNTs). This material can extract Pb(2+) ions directly from untreated human blood serum while excluding all the serum proteins. The RACNTs have a protein exclusion capacity of almost 100% and a maximum Pb(2+) adsorption(More)
An autosampler/injector commutator for flow injection analysis (FIA) was constructed with electronic components of used equipments. The apparatus is controlled by commercially available multifunctional interface (PCL711B) connected to a personal computer, and the software was written in Visual Basic language. The system was applied to water analysis and it(More)
In the present work, all steps of the sulfate reduction procedures, such as reduction, distillation and sulfate determination were joined in only one FIA system. The formed sulfide was on-line determined by employ the Fisher reaction. The proposed method presented a LOD of 1.00 μg L(-1) and a LOQ of 3.33 μg L(-1), well lower than the most commonly used(More)
This work proposes a preconcentration method using an ion imprinted polymer (IIP) for determination of cadmium, in several samples, employing a mini-column filled with the polymer coupled into a flow injection analysis system with detection by thermospray flame furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (FIA-TS-FF-AAS). The polymer was synthesized via bulk(More)
This work presents an evaluation of iron and cadmium adsorption in sediment of the Furnas Hydroelectric Plant Reservatory located in Alfenas, Minas Gerais (Brazil). The metal determination was done employing a flow injection analysis (FIA) with an on-line filtering system. As detection techniques, flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) for iron and(More)
This work proposes a Flow Injection Analysis (FIA) system to determine neomycin in pharmaceutical formulation, utilizing ninhydrin as chromogenic reagent, with absorbance signal measured at 570 nm. To check the significant flow parameters, a screening with 2 full factorial designs was optimized, and a Doehlert matrix used to obtain the optimum variable(More)