Journal article

Determination of phenol in water by pervaporation-flow injection analysis

SY Sheikheldin, TJ Cardwell, RW Cattrall, MDL de Castro, SD Kolev

Analytica Chimica Acta | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2000


A pervaporation-flow injection method for the determination of phenol in aqueous samples is described. The method involves sample injection into a concentrated sodium chloride (25 wt.%) donor stream at pH 2 and stopping the flow of the acceptor stream containing 0.1 M KNO and 0.01 M NaOH in the acceptor chamber of the pervaporation unit for 12 min. This period allows the completion of phenol transfer from the headspace of the donor chamber of the pervaporation unit through the membrane into the static solution in the acceptor chamber. After restarting the flow through the acceptor chamber the phenol concentration is detected amperometrically at a glassy carbon electrode set at +0.6 V. At 20..

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