Journal of Spectroscopy / 2015 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Heavy metal contents (mg kg−1) in various textile fibers after extraction in the artificial sweat solution (average of replicates ± standard deviation).

Textile fibersCuAlMnPbCr

Cotton3.16 ± 0.205.52 ± 0.301.44 ± 0.091.57 ± 0.100.11 ± 0.01
Acrylic2.35 ± 0.143.74 ± 0.230.35 ± 0.021.68 ± 0.100.25 ± 0.02
Polyester2.04 ± 0.132.70 ± 0.160.39 ± 0.021.08 ± 0.07nd
Nylon2.01 ± 0.122.46 ± 0.160.62 ± 0.040.74 ± 0.04nd
Viscose2.11 ± 0.133.18 ± 0.200.39 ± 0.020.66 ± 0.04nd
Polypropylene2.94 ± 0.194.70 ± 0.300.37 ± 0.021.37 ± 0.080.37 ± 0.02

nd: not detected.

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