A Novel Method for the Polarographic Determination of Trace Nitrite in Water

Y. S. Tian Y. S. Tian , X. H. Li X. H. Li , D. F. Zhang D. F. Zhang , L. Lu L. Lu , Y. G. Xu Y. G. Xu , C. W. An C. W. An
Russian Journal of Electrochemistry
Abstract / Full Text

A method for polarographic determination of nitrites in water is developed. Nitrites firstly react with resorcinol, then the nitroso product reacts with nickel ion to form a complex, which can be reduced on dropping mercury electrode to produce a sensitive polarographic wave. The current signal has an excellent linear relation with the concentration of nitrite, the detection limit was 0.22 μg/L. The relative standard deviation is 2.80% and the recoveries were 95.0–102.9% at a nitrite concentration of 1.13 μg/L, most of the potential interferents are tolerated. The method is suitable for the determination of trace nitrite in water.

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  • School of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Liaoning Institute of Science and Technology, 117004, Benxi, Liaoning, PR China

    Y. S. Tian, X. H. Li, D. F. Zhang, Y. G. Xu & C. W. An

  • College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, 541004, Guilin, Guangxi, PR China

    L. Lu

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