Rapid determination of the chemical oxygen demand in water with the use of high-temperature solid-electrolyte cells
A new procedure is proposed for the determination of the oxidazibility of organic and inorganic matter in water (an analogue of the chemical oxygen demand (COD)). The procedure is based on high-temperature oxidation in a controlled binary oxygen-inert gas mixture and the determination of the amount of oxygen consumed for oxidation in a solid-electrolyte cell. A new design for the setup is presented as a monoblock with a vertical sample introduction into the reactor. A sampler of the immersion type is proposed. It has been found that the detection limit obtained with the use of this setup is 5 mg O2/L.