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Analytical Method: Lead (total) in effluents

Instruments and Reagents:

Cat.No. 173016 Spectroquant® VIS Spectrophotometer Prove 100 or
Cat.No. 173017 Spectroquant® UV/VIS Spectrophotometer Prove 300 or
Cat.No. 173018 Spectroquant® UV/VIS Spectrophotometer Prove 600 or
Cat.No. 109748 Spectroquant® Photometer NOVA 30 or
Cat.No. 109751 Spectroquant® Photometer NOVA 60 or
Cat.No. 173632 Spectroquant® Colorimeter Move 100
Cat.No. 114946 Rectangular cells 10 mm and/or
Cat.No. 114947 Rectangular cells 20 mm and/or
Cat.No. 114944 Rectangular cells 50 mm
Cat.No. 114833 Spectroquant® Lead Cell Test
Cat.No. 109717 Spectroquant® Lead Test
Cat.No. 100456 Nitric acid 65 % for analysis
Cat.No. 107209 Hydrogen peroxide 30 % (Perhydrol®) for analysis
Cat.No. 109137 Sodium hydroxide solution 1 mol/l
Cat.No. 109535 MColorpHastTM Universal Indicator strips pH 0 - 14
Cat.No. 116754 Water for analysis

Sample preparation:

Place 25 mL sample in a 600-mL beaker along with 5 mL 65 % nitric acid and 5 mL Perhydrol®, mix and slowly evaporate, almost to dryness, on a heating plate. Dissolve the residue in water for analysis and transfer to a
25-mL volumetric flask. Measure the pH immediately using universal indicator strips 0 - 14 and adjust to pH 3 - 6 if necessary using 1 mol/l sodium hydroxide solution. Only now make up to the mark with water for analysis and mix.


Determine with the above mentioned test kits.


Lead (total) content in mg/l Pb = analysis value in mg/l Pb

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