TITLE

Electrochemical Detection of Iron in a Lixiviant Solution of Polluted Soil Using a Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode

AUTHOR(S)
Anguiano, D. I.; García, M. G.; Ruíz, C.; Torres, J.; Alonso-Lemus, I.; Alvarez-Contreras, L.; Verde-Gómez, Y.; Bustos, E.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Electrochemistry;2012, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper presents preliminary results on the modification of glassy carbon electrodes with Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes with or without Polyaniline and Pt nanoparticles as electrocatalytic materials for metallic pollutants detection. Electrodes were constructed and incorporated as amperometric detectors of ionic iron electroreduction using the Flow Injection Amperometric technique in aqueous solution. The results not only revealed the modified electrode with nanotubes, polyaniline and platinum nanoparticles were the most selective and sensitive, but also provided an electroanalytic tool to analyze iron in lixiviated samples of polluted soil. The proposed iron sensor exhibited a linear response between 0 and 10mM with detection and quantification limits of 0.003 and 0.012 μM, respectively. The aqueous samples were taken from a lixiviated solution of polluted soil from Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato, Mexico, to define the erosion grade of soil.
ACCESSION #
87001675

 

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