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dc.contributor.authorSilwana, Bongiween_US
dc.contributor.authorVan der Horst, Charltonen_US
dc.contributor.authorIwuoha, Emmanuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorSomerset, Vernonen_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study introduced a very sensitive and low-cost analytical procedure based on voltammetry to study platinum group metals in road dust and roadside soil matrices. Cathodic stripping voltammetry in conjunction with a reduced graphene oxide-antimony nanocomposite sensor and ICP-MS analysis were used to analyse roadside soil and dust samples. The results were processed to evaluate possible pollution in order to map the distribution of the PGMs along specific roads in the Stellenbosch area, outside Cape Town. The results revealed that within each site under investigation, Pd was more abundant than Pt and Rh using both voltammetric and spectroscopic methods. The AdDPCSV results obtained showed concentrations for Pd(II) ranging between 0.92 – 4.0 ng kg–1. For Pt (II), the concentrations ranged between 0.84 – 0.99 ng kg–1. For Rh(III), concentrations ranged between 0.42 – 1.21 ng kg–1. The ICP-MS results showed Pd concentrations ranging between 0.01 – 0.34 µg kg–1. For Pt the concentrations ranged between 0.004 – 0.07 µg kg–1. For Rh, concentrations ranged between 0.002 – 0.26 µg kg–1. The analysis showed significant levels of all PGMs in soil and dust samples analysed. Metal concentration in dust and soil followed the trend Pd > Pt > Rh using both voltammetric and spectroscopic techniquesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Research Foundation (South Africa) and the CSIR (NRE, Stellenbosch)en_US
dc.subjectadsorptive stripping voltammetryen_US
dc.subjectroadside dust and soil samplesen_US
dc.subjectICP‐MS analysisen_US
dc.titleGraphene oxide–antimony nanocomposite sensor for analysis of platinum group metals in roadside soil samplesen_US
dc.type.patentBook chapteren_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5772/67699-
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