The recent growing interest in peracetic acid (PAA) as disinfectant for wastewater treatment demands reliable and readily-available methods for its measurement. In detail, the monitoring of PAA in wastewater treatment plants requires a simple, accurate, rapid and inexpensive measurement procedure. In the present work, a method for analyzing low concentrations of PAA, adapted from the US EPA colorimetric method for total chlorine, is assessed. This method employs N,N-diethyl-p-phenylelnediamine (DPD) in the presence of an excess of iodide in a phosphate buffer system. Pink colored species are produced proportionally to the concentration of PAA in the sample. Considering that PAA is available commercially as an equilibrium solution of PAA and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a measurement method for H2O2is also investigated. This method, as the one for the determination of PAA, is also based on the oxidation of iodide to iodine, with the difference that ammonium molybdate Mo(VI) is added to catalyze the oxidation reaction between H2O2and iodide, quantifying the total peroxides (PAA+ H2O2). The two methods are suitable for concentration ranges from about 0.1â1.65 mg Lâ1and from about 0.3â3.3 mg Lâ1, respectively for PAA and H2O2. Moreover, the work elucidates some relevant aspects related to the operational conditions, kinetics and the possible interference of H2O2on PAA measurement.
|Titolo:||Assessment of a colorimetric method for the measurement of low concentrations of peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide in water|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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