Title: Preparation of micelle supported magnetic hydroxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes-based dispersive solid-phase extraction for the determination of PAHs in seawater

Authors: Shaojun Zhang; Mingyu Wang; Jiagan Li; Chengda Zhang; Shouwen Pang

Addresses: College of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Shandong Jiaotong University, 1508 Hexing Road, 264310, Weihai, China; Weihai Marine Oil Pollution Treatment Engineering Technology Research Center, Weihai 264310, China ' College of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Shandong Jiaotong University, 1508 Hexing Road, 264310, Weihai, China ' College of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Shandong Jiaotong University, 1508 Hexing Road, 264310, Weihai, China ' College of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Shandong Jiaotong University, 1508 Hexing Road, 264310, Weihai, China ' College of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Shandong Jiaotong University, 1508 Hexing Road, 264310, Weihai, China

Abstract: Measuring the impact of PAHs in seawater samples is often difficult due to the low concentrations in which they appear and the complexity of the sample matrix. In this work, a micelle supported Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles decorated hydroxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes material was synthesised. The material was facilely synthesised between Fe2+ and carbon nanotubes. The synthesised nanomaterial served as an excellent support for micelles, exhibiting high loading capacity and selectivity. The prepared material used in dispersive solid-phase extraction (DSPE) for investigation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from seawater for the first time. The application showed good response (R2 > 0.9981) in the range of 0.02-1.0 μg/L with high precision. Limits of detection of 16 PAHs ranged from 0.009 to 0.018 μg/L (S/N = 3). The spiked recovery of proposed method (72.65%-96.54%) was 1.01-2.32 times higher than that of the conventional method, and the corresponding relative standard deviation (RSD) was in the range of 4.23%-9.96%. The enrichment factors reached to 39.65-121.32 that exhibited good enrichment ability.

Keywords: micelle; hydroxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; PAHs; dispersive solid-phase extraction; DSPE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNBM.2019.104929

International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials, 2019 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.163 - 180

Received: 23 Jan 2018
Accepted: 26 Feb 2018

Published online: 06 Feb 2020 *

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