Determination of the stability constant of the calcium binding ligand in black liquor (BL) by potentiometric titration

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The calcium binding ligand in black liquor (BL) has been investigated by the new CSSP (circumvention of slope and standard potential) method, which converts the potential of an ion-selective electrode to concentration or activity. The advantage of this approach is that the knowledge about the electrode standard potential and the slope of the calibration curve is not needed. Instead, two activities of calcium ion on the titration curve have to be estimated, for instance the starting activity before the titration begins and the activity at the end of the titration in presence of a large excess of the titrant. A solid-contact Ca2+-selective electrode was used to determine the stability constant of the Ca binding ligand in BL. In addition, the concentration of free and bound calcium was determined. The total Ca concentration obtained by the CSSP approach agreed well to that obtained by the ICP-OES technique. Other metal ions did not influence the determination if the BL concentration is around 3%.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)733–738
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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