Enrichment of trace amounts Nickel (П) in water samples using nano-Fe3O4-encapsulated-dioctylphthalate and linked- ethylenediamine

Document Type: Research Paper


A simple, highly sensitive, accurate and selective method for determination of trace amounts of Ni2+ in water samples. In this paper, Dioctylphthalate (DOP) was used to encapsulate nano-Fe3O4 and produce a nano-Fe3O4-DOP sorbent based new sorbent was prepared. This was treated with ethylenediamine (ED) in another solvent-free procedure for the formation of a novel nano-Fe3O4-DOP-ED. Flame atomic absorption spectrometer was utilized for determination of Ni2+. Some of the important parameters on the preconcentration and complex formation were selected and optimized. Under the optimized conditions the limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ) were 0.25, 0.883 and the proposed method has a good reproducibility 0.88% (RSD %). The enrichment factor was 200 and the percentage of recovery was in the range of 95-100%. The method was successfully applied to the recovery of Ni2+ in different type of water samples. Graphene oxide and its derivate such as magnetic nano- Fe3O4 -DOP- ED in this study is full of potential to use as an excellent adsorbent in the extraction method like solid phase extraction (SPE) and solid phase micro extraction (SPME).