Exploration Labs: Citric Acid Process of Soil Remediation
Learn about a molecular technique developed at BNL for cleaning up toxic metals. Workshop participants follow a simple procedure to remove and recover a metallic "contaminant" by forming a soluble iron-citrate complex. Students will use the o-phenanthroline method to analyze the concentration of the iron in the soil.
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Menzel Smith-Jones Brookhaven National Laboratory Bldg.400C – P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 631-344-4495 (phone) 631-344-7098 (fax) email@example.com
Objectives: The students will extract iron from soil samples by using Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Citric Acid Method; learn how to properly use a spectrophotometer; produce an iron standard curve to quantify iron in soil samples; and learn the proper micropipetting technique.