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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 5 (2008), Issue 4, Pages 878-883

Preconcentration of Copper with Solid Phase Extraction and its Determination by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

Ayob Parchehbaf Jadid1 and Habibollah Eskandari2

1Department of Applied Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Branch, Ardabil, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil 179, Iran

Received 31 December 2007; Accepted 20 January 2008

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A new method for the solid phase extraction (SPE) and determination of copper ions at low levels is presented. Extraction percent and the effects of some factors were evaluated. The detection limit was in the range of 2.26 µg·L-1. This procedure has been successfully applied to determination of copper in water samples.