The features of a microprocessor-based data acquisition and control unit, dedicated to electrochemical experiments, are described. The menu-selectable software allows smoothing, baseline drawing and subtraction as well as differentiation, even with signal amplitudes of some tenths of nA at signal/noise ratios lower than one, without forcing the data to follow theoretical models. Concentrations of cadmium ion as low as 2 × 10 -7, 5 × 10 -8 and 5 × 10 -9 M can be measured, within 10% accuracy and precision, by using sampled d.c. polarography, staircase voltammetry and fast-sweep differential pulse voltammetry, respectively; this is a consistent improvement on literature data. Depending on the electrochemical technique used, the most significant signal parameters, including derivatives, are measured automatically, listed and used in the decision-making process for chemical characterization.
|Autori:||FANELLI N; FUOCO R; GUIDARINI D; PAPOFF P|
|Titolo:||PERFORMANCE OF A GENERAL-PURPOSE ELECTROCHEMICAL INSTRUMENT AIDED BY A STAND-ALONE MICROCOMPUTER SYSTEM IN TRACE ANALYSIS|
|Anno del prodotto:||1986|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0003-2670(86)80030-7|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|