Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 37(11), 1517 (2021).

Optimization of Procedure for Determining Dissolved Oxygen in Surface Water and Seawater Exploiting the UV-vis Absorption of Mn(III) Species
Tu DANG,* Yasuaki MAEDA,** Yusuke FUJII,* and Norimichi TAKENAKA*
*Graduated School of Humanities and Sustainable System Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka 599-8531, Japan
**Research Organization for University—Community Collaborations, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka 599-8531, Japan
We present an analytical method for dissolved oxygen based on the quantification of Mn(III) absorbance in a water sample. After Mn(II) reacts with the oxygen molecules in water, Mn(III) is formed and stabilized by hexa-metaphosphate under acidic conditions. The UV visible absorbance of Mn(III) is proportional to the oxygen concentration in the water sample. Compared to the Winkler method, the proposed method has the same accuracy (R = 0.9992 at 0 – 52 mg dm−3) but requires fewer reagents; furthermore, it does not involve titration. Interferences from nitrite and iodate were not observed. This procedure can be used to accurately and quickly determine the oxygen concentrations in different natural water sources, including seawater.