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ISRN Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 764271, 8 pages
Research Article

Use of Functionalized Resin for Matrix Separation and Trace Elements Determination in Petroleum Produced Formation Water by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

1Instituto de Química, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Avenida Athos da Silveira Ramos 149, Cidade Universitária, 21941-909 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2Divisão de Química Analítica, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia, Avenida Venezuela 82, 20081-312 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
3Laboratório de Química Analítica, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Rua José Moreira Sobrinho s/n, Jequié 45206-190, BA, Brazil

Received 25 August 2011; Accepted 4 October 2011

Academic Editors: A. Angioni, A. M. Haji Shabani, D. Kara, and I. Lavilla

Copyright © 2012 Ricardo Erthal Santelli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This work approaches the development of a procedure for separation and determination of five trace metals (Co, Cd, Pb, Ni, and Cu) from petroleum produced formation water. This procedure uses a styrene divinyl-benzene polymeric resin modified with 4-(5-bromo-2-tiazolilazo) orcinol, and the determination was performed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. A response surface methodology using a Doehlert matrix was used to optimize the solid-phase extraction of the studied elements. By using 50.0 mL of sample solution for separation/preconcentration, limits of quantification of 2.4, 14, 10, 11, and 350 ng L− 1 were obtained for Co, Cd, Pb, Ni, and Cu, respectively. The developed procedure was applied for determination of these trace elements in produced formation water from offshore platforms in the Brazilian Northeast.