Simultaneous voltammetric determination of four triazine herbicides in water samples with the aid of chemometrics

Qiu, Ping, Ni, Yongnian, & Kokot, Serge (2014) Simultaneous voltammetric determination of four triazine herbicides in water samples with the aid of chemometrics. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes, 49(10), pp. 722-729.

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Abstract

A novel differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) method was developed for the simultaneous analysis of herbicides in water. A mixture of four herbicides, atrazine, simazine, propazine and terbuthylazine was analyzed simultaneously and the complex, overlapping DPV voltammograms were resolved by several chemometrics methods such as partial least squares (PLS), principal component regression (PCR) and principal component–artificial networks (PC–ANN). The complex profiles of the voltammograms collected from a synthetic set of samples were best resolved with the use of the PC–ANN method, and the best predictions of the concentrations of the analytes were obtained with the PC-ANN model (%RPET = 6.1 and average %Recovery = 99.0). The new method was also used for analysis of real samples, and the obtained results were compared well with those from the GC-MS technique. Such conclusions suggest that the novel method is a viable alternative to the other commonly used methods such as GC, HPLC and GC-MS.

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ID Code: 88483
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Triazine herbicides, differential pulse voltammetry, chemometrics, artificial neural networks
DOI: 10.1080/03601234.2014.929480
ISSN: 0360-1234
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2015 03:49
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 03:50

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