Journal article

Mathematical modeling of a Nafion membrane based optode incorporating 1-(2 '-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol under flow injection conditions

Spas D Kolev, Terence J Cardwell, Robert W Cattrall, Lilibeth dlC Coo

TALANTA | ELSEVIER | Published : 2010


A general mathematical model of a flow-through optical chemical sensor prepared by the immobilization of 1-(2'-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol (PAN) into a commercial Nafion membrane was developed. The model takes into account the preparation of the optode membrane and in our opinion the most important chemical and physical processes involved in the generation of the analytical signal. The following model parameters were determined separately from the experimental verification of the model: aqueous diffusion coefficient of CuSO(4) - 8.75 x 10(-10)m(2)s(-1); membrane self-diffusion coefficient of the Cu(2+)-PAN complex and Cu(2+) - 1.87 x 10(-16) and 6.00 x 10(-15)m(2)s(-1), respectively; Nafion/water..

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