Adsorptive stripping voltammetric determination of reactive dyes
The present study was mainly devoted to evaluate the applicability of differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry (DPAdSV) for the determination of ultra-trace concentration levels of a range of reactive dyes. The studied reactive dyes were found to adsorb effectively onto the hanging mercury drop electrode (HMDE). This applied electroanalytical method was primarily based on the nonelectrolytic accumulation (adsorption) of the analyte of interest (reactive dye), followed by a cathodic reduction scan measurement. Consequently, the adsorptive stripping voltammograms of the analysed reactive dyes exhibited several useful electrochemical signals, corresponding to the cathodic reduction of the anthraquinone, azo and halo-striazine groups.