Simultaneous Determination of Zinc, Lead, and Cadmium Ion Concentrations in Contaminated Sea Water Using Direct Current Polarography.
Interim rept. 1 Jul-29 Dec 73,
NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM
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A need for a faster, more accurate method of identifying, and quantifying metal ions in contaminated sea water can be seen by the recent published literature. Polarography appears to be a natural method for this work since the high concentrations of sodium, calcium, and magnesium salts which hinder other methods of analysis aid polarography. This paper presents a fast accurate means of identifying and analyzing sea water for zinc, lead, or cadmium prior concentration or treatment. The three ions, zinc, lead, and cadmium can be determined simultaneously and can be estimated at any level greater than one part per million.
- Physical Chemistry
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Water Pollution and Control