• Chemistry
  • Published 2011

A new method for the determination of water quality : technical note

@inproceedings{Jezierska2011ANM,
  title={A new method for the determination of water quality : technical note},
  author={Karolina Jezierska and Bolesliaw Gonet and Wojciech Podraza and Hanna Domek},
  year={2011}
}
The aim of this study was to develop and test a novel screening method for determining water quality. We hypothesised that L-ascorbic acid would be a good indicator of water quality, due to its sensitivity to pollutants. We investigated the absorption spectra of L-ascorbic acid dissolved at different concentrations in water from different sources. We defined a water quality index (WQI) as the change in maximum L-ascorbic acid absorbance at 265 nm over two arbitrarily chosen time periods, i.e… CONTINUE READING