Cadmium and lead in electronic components as part of electrotechnical products

The EU directive on «Restriction of Hazardous Substances» (RoHS) requires the testing of four regulated heavy metals (Pb, Hg, Cd, Cr(VI)) in electrotechnical products. After sample preparation according to IEC 62321 the determination of lead and cadmium in electronic components can be carried out by anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) using ammonium oxalate buffer pH 2.