INQUIMAE   12526
INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Detection of thiourea from electrorefining baths using silver nanoparticles-based sensors
Autor/es:
IGNACIO PEDRE, FERNANDO BATTAGLINI, GLADIS JUDITH LABRADA DELGADO, MARÍA GUADALUPE SÁNCHEZ-LOREDO, GRACIELA A. GONZÁLEZ
Revista:
SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL
Editorial:
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Referencias:
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2015 vol. 211 p. 515 - 515
ISSN:
0925-4005
Resumen:
AgNPs) is reported. The new sensor is aimed for its direct applicationin copper electrorefinery baths. Quantitative analysis was carried out by adding different thioureaamounts into a synthetic bath and monitoring the absorption changes of the surface plasmon resonanceband (SPRB) by UV-Vis spectrophotometry. A linear correlation between the absorbance change andthiourea concentration was obtained, ranging from 0.125 mg/L to 1 mg/L. Our technique has the advan-tage of working in acidic and high ionic concentrated solutions as those used in electrorefinery baths. Theinfluence of the nanoparticles synthesis conditions on the thiourea sensing was analyzed; particularly,the effect of using different silver concentrations and the same amount of borohydride ions as reducingagent ([Ag+]/[BH4−] ratios of 2:1, 8:1, 10:1 and 20:1 during the synthesis). The proposed system providesa simple, economical, easy-to-handle and rapid measurement tool for monitoring hydrometallurgicalprocesses for optimizing the reconditioning of thiourea solutions, reducing its environmental impact.© 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.1. IntroductionThe development of suitable sensors for use in production pro-cesses, as well as those aimed at monito