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Hours, days), hence transfer includes poorly labile fraction. 1 Electro-analytical speciation techniques Role of electro-analytical techniques Electro-analytical techniques have been used extensively in studies of natural waters. For example, ion-selective electrodes allow measurement of the activity of free hydrated ions in solution (species highly relevant in toxicity studies) and voltammetric methods (polarography and ASV) exhibit a high degree of selectivity (for highly labile species). Electro-chemical techniques also facilitate identification of the valency state of elements such as Fe, Cr, Tl, Sn, Mn, Sb, As, Se, V, U and I.

Octadecylsilane (C18-substituted bonded silica)), and the eluent is a polar solvent. g. n-pentane sulfonate, tert-butylammonium phosphate). g. spectrophotometry, fluorimetry, refractive index measurement, voltammetry and conductance) but most of them only provide elution rate information. As with other forms of chromatography, for component identification, the retention parameters have to be compared with the behaviour of known chemical species. For organo-metallic species element-specific detectors (such as spectrometers which measure atomic absorption, atomic emission and atomic fluorescence) have proved quite useful.

This step can be followed by selection of a suitable measurement procedure, nomination of a selective separation procedure (if required) and organisation of the total protocol. The unique aspects of speciation procedures arise from the additional specification that the procedure adopted should not disturb existing equilibrium conditions. g. Cu, Pb, Cd, Zn in water samples) is often near the detection limits of many standard analytical techniques, and modified or refined techniques are required to handle the even lower levels present in isolated sub-categories.

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