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A new method for the determination of toxic dye using FTIR spectroscopy

Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed and Qudsieh, Isam Y. and Elfaki, Faiz Ahmed Mohamed (2008) A new method for the determination of toxic dye using FTIR spectroscopy. IIUM Engineering Journal, 9 (2). pp. 27-38. ISSN 1511-788X

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A new method was developed to determine toxic dyes content in textile and other products using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy with Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) element and KBr transmission cell. The wavelengths used were selected using pure dyes and dye mixtures. Transmittance values from the wavelengths regions 3500 – 2650 and 1675 – 1500 cm-1 and partial least square (PLS) regression method were used to derive FTIR spectroscopic calibration model for dyes containing –N=N– in their structure. The coefficient of determinations (R2) for the models were computed by comparing the results obtained from FTIR spectroscopy against the actual values of the dyes concentrations. R2 were 0.9321 and 0.9819 for two samples of toxic dyes respectively. The standard errors (SE) of calibrations were 1.84 and 1.36 respectively. The calibration model was cross validated within the same set of samples and the standard deviation (SD) of the difference for repeatability and accuracy of the FTIR method were determined. With its speed and ease of data manipulation, FTIR spectroscopy is a useful alternative method to wet chemical methods for rapid and routine detection of azo dyes as toxic dyes in such products for quality control.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4971/15491
Uncontrolled Keywords: FTIR spectroscopy, PLS, Toxic dye.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nassereldeen Kabbashi
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 08:28
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 12:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/15491

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