• ABDULLAH M ASIRI

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    • Selective extraction and detection of noble metal based on ionic liquid immobilized silica gel surface using ICP-OES

      HADI M MARWANI AMJAD E ALSAFRANI HAMAD A AL-TURAIF ABDULLAH M ASIRI SHER BAHADAR KHAN

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      In this study, an efficiently employed ionic liquid combined with commercially available silica gel (SG–ClPrNTf$_2$) was developed for selective detection of gold(III) by use of inductively coupled plasma–optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The selectivity of SG–ClPrNTf$_2$ was evaluated towards seven metal ions, including Y(III), Mn(II), Zr(IV), Pb(II), Mg(II), Pd(II) and Au(III). Based on pH study and distribution coefficient values, the SG–ClPrNTf$_2$ phase was found to be the most selective towards Au(III) at pH 2 as compared to other metal ions. The adsorption isotherm of Au(III) on the SG–ClPrNTf$_2$ phase followed the Langmuir model with adsorption capacity of 59.48 mg g$^{−1}$, which was highly in agreement with experimental data of adsorption isotherm study. The kinetics study indicated that Au(III) adsorption kinetics data were well fit with the pseudo-second-order kinetic model on the basis of correlation coefficient fitting (0.996) and adsorption capacity agreement (62.26 mg g$^{−1}$). Furthermore, SG–ClPrNTf$_2$ phase was effectively performed for the determination of Au(III) in real water samples with satisfactory results.

    • Assessment of cellulose acetate/manganese oxide thin film as adsorbent for selective extraction of flavone

      EKRAM Y DANISH HADI M MARWANI MARYA A ALHAZMI SHER BAHADAR KHAN ESRAA M BAKHSH ABDULLAH M ASIRI

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      The present study depicts the efficiency of cellulose acetate/manganese oxide thin films as adsorbents for selective extraction and detection of flavone in environmental waters. The selectivity of thin films (CA/Mn-1 and CA/Mn-2)was evaluated towards several organic compounds. Based on selectivity study results, CA/Mn-2 thin film was the most selective towards flavone among other compounds. In addition, the effect of other parameters such as contact time andinitial concentration of flavone was investigated to optimize adsorption conditions. The adsorption capacity of flavone was experimentally obtained as 57.96 mg g$^{−1}$ and theoretically calculated from Langmuir equation as 58.48 mg g$^{−1}$, which indicates the high agreement of the results. Moreover, data obtained from kinetic study suggested that the adsorption of flavone onto CA/Mn-1 phase followed a pseudo-second-order kinetic model. Finally, validation of this method has attained reasonable results for determination of flavone in real water samples.

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