Vapour generation at a UV/TiO2 photocatalysis reaction device for determination and speciation of mercury by AFS and HPLC-AFS
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In this study we report a method for direct vapor generation of mercury species on nano TiO2 under UV irradiation in the presence of a formic acid and sodium formate mixture as a hole scavenger. A novelly designed UV/TiO2 photocatalysis reaction device (UV/TiO2 PCRD) was used as an effective sample introduction unit and an interface for mercury species determination by atomic fluorescence spectrometry (AFS) and speciation by HPLC-AFS for the first time. The detection limits of 10, 20, 30 and 70 pg mL(-1) of mercury chloride, methylmercury chloride, ethylmercury chloride and phenylmercury chloride, respectively, were achieved by AFS using flow injection mode. Compared with the traditional KBH4/NaOH-HCl system, UV/TiO2 PCRD is a superior alternative for online vapor generation of Hg species.