Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
A method for the on-line removal of dissolved oxygen has been developed and applied to the determination of metals by anodic stripping voltammetry in flowing solutions. The removal of oxygen results from a photochemical reaction between the supporting electrolyte and oxygen, induced by ultraviolet light directed into the detector flow cell. Organic acids such as citric, formic, and oxalic acids have been used as supporting electrolytes. Citric acid was found to be the most efficient oxygen scavenger. The removal of oxygen with this acid was also more efficient than conventional removal with nitrogen gas. The determination of Cu, Cd, and Pb was used to demonstrate the method.
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