Sensitive detection of uranium in water samples using differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry on glassy carbon electrode

  • Zhiping Zhou
  • Yueming ZhouEmail author
  • Xizhen Liang
  • Fang Xie
  • Shujuan Liu
  • Jianguo MaEmail author


Direct and rapid determination of trace amounts of uranium in natural water remains a challenge. Herein, determination of uranium by differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry (DPAdSV) in presence of cupferron and diphenylguanidine on glassy carbon electrode was investigated. Under optimized conditions, the DPAdSV peak current was proportional to the concentration of uranium in the range of 3–80 μg L−1 with the detection limit of 1.0 μg L−1 and a linear correlation coefficient of 0.999. The DPAdSV method based on GCE was successfully applied to direct determination of trace uranium in natural water samples.


Uranium Differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry Cupferron and diphenylguanidine Glassy carbon electrode 



This work is supported by National Natural Science-Foundation of China (No. 21667002, 21866001), Education Department of Jiangxi Province (No. GJJ150611, GJJ170435), Jiangxi Key Laboratory for Mass Spectrometry and Instrumentation (No. JXMS201507) and Jiangxi Province Key Laboratory of Polymer Micro/Nano Manufacturing and Devices.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Resources and Environment, Jiangxi Province Key Laboratory of Polymer Micro/Nano Manufacturing and Devices, College of Chemistry, Biology and Materials ScienceEast China University of TechnologyNanchangChina

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