Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 11, No. 3, 2007, pp. 69-74
Bioline Code: ja07068
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2007, pp. 69-74
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Utilization of Plant Refuses as Component of Heavy Metal Ion Sensors in Water Samples|
Mojica, Elmer-Rico E. & Micor, Jose Rene L.
Waste materials like fruit and vegetable refuses were utilized as component of sensors capable of
detecting heavy metals like lead ions and mercury ions by electrochemical method. The ability of the fabricated
sensors to detect the presence of heavy metals was analyzed using electrochemical methods like cyclic voltammetry
and differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry. Results showed that the fabricated electrode were able to detect
the presence of mercury and lead ions in aqueous solutions.