Simple Colorimetric Method Using Aqueous Solution to Detect Heavy Metal

  • Thakir H. Abed Ministry of Education, Directorate of Education-Babylon, Babylon. Iraq
  • Burak Y. Kadem Ministry of Education, Directorate of Education-Babylon, Babylon. Iraq
  • Raheem G . Kadhim Physics Department, College of Science, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
Keywords: Colorimetric, CuCl2 aqueous solution, UV-visible absorption, Conductivity

Abstract

Simple method has been used to determine the absence of heavy metals in an aqueous solution. Fluorescein was used as the base colorimetric materialThis was doped with CuCl2 and the final solution showeda clear change in color. This change was correlated with the change in both pH and electrical conductivity of the solution. The optical property as an obvious change of the spectra was observed. Therefore, this simple method could be proposed as a method to detectheavy metals in any solution.

Published
2019-04-18
How to Cite
Abed, T. H., Kadem, B. Y., & . Kadhim, R. G. (2019). Simple Colorimetric Method Using Aqueous Solution to Detect Heavy Metal. Iraqi Journal of Science, 28-33. Retrieved from https://ijs.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/eijs/article/view/709