Quantification of sulfur and sulfur-containing compounds in wastewaters by means of a combination of liquid chromatographic methods

Hurse, T.J. and Abeydeera, W.P.P. (2002) Quantification of sulfur and sulfur-containing compounds in wastewaters by means of a combination of liquid chromatographic methods. Journal of Chromatography A, 942 1-2: 201-210. doi:10.1016/S0021-9673(01)01379-6


Author Hurse, T.J.
Abeydeera, W.P.P.
Title Quantification of sulfur and sulfur-containing compounds in wastewaters by means of a combination of liquid chromatographic methods
Journal name Journal of Chromatography A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9673
Publication date 2002-01-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0021-9673(01)01379-6
Volume 942
Issue 1-2
Start page 201
End page 210
Total pages 10
Editor U.A Brinkman
et al.
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
0904 Chemical Engineering
Abstract Low-micromolar concentrations of sulfite, thiosulfate and sulfide, present in synthetic wastewater or anaerobic digester effluent, were quantified by means of derivatization with monobromobimane, followed by HPLC separation with fluorescence detection. The concentration of elemental sulfur was determined, after its extraction with chloroform from the derivatized sample, by HPLC with UV detection. Recoveries of sulfide (both matrices), and of thiosulfate and sulfite (synthetic wastewater) were between 98 and 103%. The in-run RSDs on separate derivatizations were 13 and 19% for sulfite (two tests), between 1.5 and 6.6% for thiosulfate (two tests) and between 4.1 and 7.7% for sulfide (three tests). Response factors for derivatives of sulfide and thiosulfate, but not sulfite, were steady over a 13-month period during which 730 samples were analysed. Dithionate and tetrathionate did not seem to be detectable with this method. The distinctness of the elemental sulfur and the derivatizing-agent peaks was improved considerably by detecting elution at 297 instead of 263 nm. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Wastewater Analysis
Derivatization
Lc
Anaerobic Treatment
Sulfide
Thiosulfate
Sulfite
Monobromobimane
Biochemical Research Methods
Chemistry, Analytical
Derivatization, Lc
Elemental Sulfur
Performance
Reactor
Q-Index Code C1

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