The separation and simultaneous determination of V(IV) and V(V) species complexed with EDTA by IC-ICP-OES

  • PP Coetzee
  • JL Fischer
  • Mingsong Hu


A method for the separation of V(IV) and V(V) in the form of the EDTA complexes using anion chromatography with a Dionex AG5 anion exchange guard column, and the simultaneous determination of V(IV) and V(V) by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometery is described. The interference from other elements is negligible. The detection limits of V(IV) and V(V) were 0.02 mg/l and 0.05 mg/l, respectively, using a glass nebuliser and 2 ?g/l for both species by using an ultrasonic nebuliser. The linear range was two orders of magnitude. The method was applied to the analysis of spiked water and industrial samples containing V in different oxidation states.

WaterSA Vol.28(1) 2002: 37-44

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