Rafał Sitko

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The determination of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) in diesel fuel blends is an important aspect of production and blending process as well as quality control of distribution operations. In this study, energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (EDXRF) is used for the first time for determination of FAME in biodiesel blends. The principle of the(More)
The adsorptive properties of graphene oxide (GO) towards divalent metal ions (copper, zinc, cadmium and lead) were investigated. GO prepared through the oxidation of graphite using potassium dichromate was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and infrared spectroscopy(More)
The aminosilanized graphene oxide (GO-NH2) was prepared for selective adsorption of Pb(II) ions. Graphene oxide (GO) and GO-NH2 prepared through the amino-silanization of GO with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The batch(More)
An environmentally friendly analytical procedure of pre-concentration of cobalt, nickel, and copper according to the rules of green chemistry has been developed. The proposed method is based on using chitosan for sorption of trace elements from water samples. The novel modification of the sorption process is the combination of an ionic liquid(More)
A new method based on dispersive microsolid phase extraction (DMSPE) and total-reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (TXRF) is proposed for multielemental ultratrace determination of heavy metal ions and arsenic species. In the developed methodology, the crucial issue is a novel adsorbent synthesized by grafting 3-mercaptopropyl trimethoxysilane on a(More)
In this study, we investigated different metal pairings of Au nanoparticles (NPs) as potential catalysts for glycerol dehydration for the first time. All of the systems preferred the formation of hydroxyacetone (HYNE). Although the bimetallics that were tested, i.e., Au NPs supported on Ni, Fe and Cu appeared to be more active than the Au/SiO2 system, only(More)
The preconcentration of trace elements on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) followed by a wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis (WDXRF) has been investigated. The proposed preconcentration procedure is based on the sorption of trace elements on MWCNTs dispersed in analyzed solution. After sorption, the MWCNTs with the metal ions were(More)
We describe a novel solid phase sorbent that was synthesized by coupling graphene oxide (GO) to ethylenediamine (EDA). This nanomaterial (referred to as GO-EDA) is capable of adsorbing the ions of iron, cobalt, nickel , copper, zinc and lead. The ethylenediamine-modified graphene oxide was characterized by X-ray photoelectron spec-troscopy, scanning(More)
The rapid development in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies has provided many new opportunities in the area related to analytical chemistry. In this paper the unique properties of these materials were used in order to preconcentrate heavy metals prior to detection by spectroscopic techniques. A novel, simple and highly reliable method for the(More)
The paper presents possibilities and difficulties in nondestructive analysis of small multielement single crystals performed by means of X-ray spectrometry techniques: micro-X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (μ-XRF), energy-dispersive electron probe microanalysis (ED-EPMA), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The capability of the X-ray spectroscopy(More)