Analytical application of flower-shaped nickel nanomaterial for the preconcentration of manganese in domestic wastewater samples


Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol.195, no.11, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 195 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-023-11989-x
  • Journal Name: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Geobase, Greenfile, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Domestic wastewater, Flame atomic absorption spectrometry, Manganese, Nanoflowers, Preconcentration
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, detection sensitivity of the conventional flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer (FAAS) for the determination of manganese (Mn2+) was enhanced by employing a preconcentration method from wastewater samples. Flower-shaped Ni(OH)2 nanomaterials were synthesized and used as sorbent material in preconcentration procedure. With the aim of attaining optimum experimental conditions, effective parameters of extraction method were optimized and these included pH of buffer solution, desorption solvent concentration and volume, mixing type and period, nanoflower amount, and sample volume. The detection limit of the optimized method was determined to be 2.2 μg L−1, and this correlated to about 41-fold enhancement in detection power relative to direct FAAS measurement. Domestic wastewater was used to test the feasibility of the proposed method to real samples by performing spike recovery experiments. The wastewater sample was spiked at four different concentrations of manganese, and the percent recoveries determined were in the range of 95–120%.