Voltammetric Analysis of Ordnance Materials. Part 1. Detection and Quantitation of Nitrate Esters and Various Nitro Compounds in Water by Voltammetry
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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Effort has been directed toward developing a suitable solid working electrode for the voltammetric determination of various ordnance materials in water. Of the electrode materials tested, silver wire showed the most promise, and a suitable silver wire electrode has been developed. Linear sweep voltammetric, cyclic voltammetric and exhaustive electrolysis studies of the reduction of nitrate esters and aromatic nitro compounds on the electrode have been carried out. These studies indicate usefulness of the electrode in the analysis of waste water for PGDN, NG, DNT, TNT, and nitroguanidine. A portable voltammeter suitable for use in conjunction with the electrode has been developed.
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