Development of a Simple Method for Determination of Aluminium Using Water Replacement by Hydrogen Gas

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Jantra Boonkhaow
Sasithorn Muncharoen


In this work, a method for quantitative analysis of aluminium using water replacement by hydrogen gas created from the reaction between aluminum and sodium hydroxide solution was developed. In addition, simple glassware was used in the developed method in order to apply as a prototype experimental setup for student learning of “quantitative analysis”. Herein, the optimum conditions of sodium hydroxide concentration, volume of water in the beaker and length of tubing and analytical characteristics were investigated. Under the optimum conditions, the results showed that the linearity was in the range of 10 - 30 mg with the standard equation of y = 1.5079x – 1.8504 (r2 = 0.9993). Limit of detection (LOD) and Limit of quantitation (LOQ) were 1.78 and 2.70 mg, respectively. Furthermore, the proposed method was successfully applied for determination of aluminium in commercial aluminium foils. The proposed method was validated against SEM/EDX as a standard method. The paired t-test showed that the results of the both methods were not significantly different at 95% confidence (tstat = 1.344 and tcrit = 2.784).

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Boonkhaow, J., & Muncharoen, S. (2020). Development of a Simple Method for Determination of Aluminium Using Water Replacement by Hydrogen Gas. Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Research Journal, 13(1), 1–9. Retrieved from
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Jantra Boonkhaow, คณะวิทยาศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา

ภาควิชาเคมี คณะวิทยาศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา จังหวัดชลบุรี

Sasithorn Muncharoen, คณะวิทยาศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา

ภาควิชาเคมี คณะวิทยาศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา จังหวัดชลบุรี


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