Eco-friendly on-site water analyses for ultra-trace harmful ions

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Governments in developed countries specify water quality standards to be applied in their own countries.Recently the allowance values of harmful metals are getting tighter for environmental water and industrialwastewater throughout the world. For example, World Health Organization (WHO) recommends thecriterion value of 3 ppb for cadmium for protection of human health, furthermore, governments of somecountries provide the wastewater standard for zinc for conservation of aquatic life. High-performanceanalytical instruments such as AAS, ICP, and ICP-MS have been employed as official analytical methodsof ultra-trace elements. Besides the costly initial and running expenses and the material and energyconsuming of the instruments, specific technical skills and long analytical time are required for samplepre-treatment. Therefore, simple yet highly sensitive and eco-friendly on-site methods have been demandedfor quick judgment of industrial and environmental water in developed countries as well as evaluationof drinking water in developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Environmental Materials Science for Sustainability
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781522519720
ISBN (Print)1522519718, 9781522519713
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 21
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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