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Main Title Voltammetric determination of acrolein /
Author Howe, Lyman H.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga. Div. of Environmental Planning.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number E-EP-76-01; EPA-600/7-76.005; TVA-E-EP-76-1
Stock Number PB-260 376
OCLC Number 17575447
Subjects Acroleins
Additional Subjects Acroleins ; Polarographic analysis ; Electrochemistry ; Chemical analysis ; Procedures ; Voltammetry
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EJBD  EPA 600-7-76-005 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/15/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-76-005 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-7-76-005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/25/2012
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NTIS  PB-260 376 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 42 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A differential pulse polarographic method was developed for acrolein. It is based on electrochemical reduction of acrolein at the dropping mercury electrode. With this method, acrolein can be quantitated in natural and condenser cooling waters at concentrations of 0.05 to 0.5 mg/l. The sample for acrolein analysis is buffered at pH 7.2 with 0.09 M phosphate to resist changes in pH, and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid is added in a concentration of 0.09% to prevent interference from zinc. The recovery of acrolein was unaffected by pH in the 6.8-7.6 range and by zinc at 2.0 mg/l. Replicate analyses at concentrations of 0.1 and 0.3 mg/l acrolein in reagent water gave respective standard deviations of 7.2 and 4.1% and relative errors of 2.8 and 3.3%. The recommended method is given in the appendix. Employing differential pulse voltammetry at the glassy carbon electrode, acrolein was determined with a sensitivity of 10 mg/l. The acrolein was indirectly measured by forming the sulfite complex and oxidately measuring unreacted sulfite in 0.09 M phosphate buffer at pH 7.2. The effectiveness of sulfite in preserving acrolein could not be evaluated as all attempts failed in quantitatively recovering acrolein at 0.5 mg/l in the presence of excess sulfite.
"E-EP-76-01." "EPA-600/7-76.005." "This study was conducted as part of the Federal Interagency Energy/Environment Research and Development Program."