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Research Article

Determination of Metal Contents of Various Fibers Used in Textile Industry by MP-AES

Table 3

Heavy metal contents (mg kg−1) in various textile fibers after wet digestion (average of replicates ± standard deviation).

Textile fibersFeCdCuNiAlMnPbCrZnCoTl

Cotton80.13 ± 5.1011.86 ± 0.735.84 ± 0.322.19 ± 0.14103.13 ± 6.652.49 ± 0.1523.44 ± 1.400.97 ± 0.06ndnd0.22 ± 0.01
Acrylic79.83 ± 4.916.21 ± 0.403.85 ± 0.221.58 ± 0.1096.48 ± 5.881.55 ± 0.0718.84 ± 1.150.70 ± 0.04ndndnd
Polyester67.46 ± 4.108.46 ± 0.525.00 ± 0.302.03 ± 0.1369.78 ± 4.201.03 ± 0.0719.90 ± 1.210.76 ± 0.04ndnd0.47 ± 0.03
Nylon54.48 ± 3.316.05 ± 0.403.31 ± 0.201.89 ± 0.1247.47 ± 2.901.13 ± 0.0720.34 ± 1.270.71 ± 0.04ndnd0.40 ± 0.03
Viscose50.02 ± 3.20nd4.40 ± 0.282.42 ± 0.1653.72 ± 3.200.91 ± 0.0624.41 ± 1.530.11 ± 0.001nd2.06 ± 0.13nd
Polypropylene43.44 ± 2.65nd3.48 ± 0.211.53 ± 0.0939.47 ± 2.440.59 ± 0.0419.41 ± 1.140.83 ± 0.05ndnd1.23 ± 0.09

nd: not detected.

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