Determination of silver by anodic stripping voltammetry at the carbon RDE


This Application Bulletin describes the stripping analysis of Ag at the rotating disk electrode (RDE) with glassy carbon tip (GC) or Ultra Trace graphite tip. In routine operation, the determination limit lies at approx. 10 μg/L Ag, with careful work 5 μg/L Ag can be obtained. After appropriate digestion, silver determination is also possible with samples containing a relatively high proportion of organic substances (e.g. wine, foodstuffs etc.). The method has been developed primarily for water samples (well, ground and wastewater, desilvering solutions of the photographic industry).