Susumu Kawakubo

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A portable colorimeter using a red-green-blue light-emitting diode as a light source has been developed. An embedded controller sequentially turns emitters on and off, and acquires the signals detected by two photo diodes synchronized with their blinking. The controller calculates the absorbance and displays it on a liquid-crystal display. The whole system,(More)
A speciation scheme of trace molybdenum was proposed for river water based on size fractionation by filtration and ultrafiltration and the catalytic spectrophotometric determination of the reactive molybdenum concentration (CR). The total concentration (CT) of molybdenum was determined by the same method after acid decomposition to obtain the concentration(More)
An on-site determination method for trace manganese has been developed using the manganese-catalyzed oxidation of Malachite Green (MG) with potassium periodate. Absorbance measurement of MG was carried out using a laboratory-made palm-top size colorimeter with a red-green-blue light-emitting diode. The reciprocal value (1/τ) of the reaction time at a fixed(More)
A portable spectrofluorometer device comprising an ultraviolet LED (380 nm) as a light source, an LED driver, a microsyringe as a cell, an optical fiber cable, a CCD spectrometer and a personal computer was used on-site. The device works on a battery for 3 h without the need to re-charge. The consumptions of reagents and sample solution can be reduced by(More)
The musty-odor compounds (MOCs) 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) and geosmin in water samples were determined by a purge-and-trap method using a needle-type extraction device followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. For the extraction of these compounds, a triple-layer-type extraction needle containing divinylbenzene and activated carbon particles as the(More)
A novel miniaturized sample extraction capillary was developed to provide a simple and sensitive method for analyzing gaseous formaldehyde (FA) using conventional high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The extraction capillary was prepared by packing silica gel particles in a stainless steel capillary with a 1.6-mm o.d. Before the gaseous samples(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) were determined in a conventional capillary gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) by introducing a packed-capillary column and a methanizer. Due to good compatibility with rapid temperature-programmed operation of the packed capillary column, several volatile compounds, including CO and CO2, were(More)
A comprehensive speciation scheme was proposed for the speciation of iron in river water (0.45 microm filtrate). The speciation was based on the catalytic determination of reactive iron as Fe3+ and Fe(III)Li/(3 -in)+, where i = 1 or 2 for a unidentate and i = 1 for a bidentate ligand, Ln-. The scheme incudes size fractionation and acid decomposition of the(More)
A flow-injection determination method was proposed for the speciation of reactive species of iron in non-acidified water samples. Iron was determined by the spectrophotometric monitoring of the iron-catalyzed oxidation of o-phenylenediamine with hydrogen peroxide. The reactive iron was characterized as Fe3+ and Fe(III)Li(3-in), where i = 1 or 2 for a(More)
A novel analytical method for determining formaldehyde (FA) in aqueous samples was developed with a miniaturized extraction capillary in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The extraction capillary was prepared by packing silica gel particles in a stainless steel capillary of 0.8 mm i.d. and 1.6 mm o.d. A derivatization reagent of(More)