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Title: Highly sensitive determination of mercury using copper enhancer by diamond electrode coupled with sequential injection-anodic stripping voltammetry
Authors: Chaiyo S.
Chailapakul O.
Siangproh W.
Keywords: Diamond films
Electrochemical electrodes
Inductively coupled plasma
Mercury (metal)
Optical emission spectroscopy
Thin films
Anodic stripping voltammetry
Boron-doped diamond thin film electrode
Determination of mercuries
Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry
Linear dynamic ranges
Sequential injection
Supporting electrolyte
Thin-film electrode
sea water
anodic stripping potentiometry
atomic emission spectrometry
concentration (parameters)
controlled study
limit of detection
measurement precision
sequential injection anodic stripping voltammetry
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: A highly sensitive determination of mercury in the presence of Cu(II) using a boron-doped diamond (BDD) thin film electrode coupled with sequential injection-anodic stripping voltammetry (SI-ASV) was proposed. The Cu(II) was simultaneously deposited with Hg(II) in a 0.5M HCl supporting electrolyte by electrodeposition. In presence of an excess of Cu(II), the sensitivity for the determination of Hg(II) was remarkably enhanced. Cu(II) and Hg(II) were on-line deposited onto the BDD electrode surface at -1.0V (vs. Ag/AgCl, 3M KCl) for 150s with a flow rate of 14μLs-1. An anodic stripping voltammogram was recorded from -0.4V to 0.25V using a frequency of 60Hz, an amplitude of 50mV, and a step potential of 10mV at a stopped flow. Under the optimal conditions, well-defined peaks of Cu(II) and Hg(II) were found at -0.25V and +0.05V (vs. Ag/AgCl, 3M KCl), respectively. The detection of Hg(II) showed two linear dynamic ranges (0.1-30.0ngmL-1 and 5.0-60.0ngmL-1). The limit of detection (S/N=3) obtained from the experiment was found to be 0.04ngmL-1. The precision values for 10 replicate determinations were 1.1, 2.1 and 2.9% RSD for 0.5, 10 and 20ngmL-1, respectively. The proposed method has been successfully applied for the determination of Hg(II) in seawater, salmon, squid, cockle and seaweed samples. A comparison between the proposed method and an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) standard method was performed on the samples, and the concentrations obtained via both methods were in agreement with the certified values of Hg(II), according to the paired t-test at a 95% confidence level. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 32670
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