Accession Number : AD0777097

Title :   Simultaneous Determination of Zinc, Lead, and Cadmium Ion Concentrations in Contaminated Sea Water Using Direct Current Polarography.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Jul-29 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Personal Author(s) : Klein,Joseph H. ; Diamond,Steven

Report Date : 01 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *Polarographic analysis, *Sea water, Cadmium, Zinc, Lead(Metal), Water pollution

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE