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  • 1 Indian Institute of Technology Department of Chemistry 600-036 Madras India
  • | 2 University of Madras Department of Analytical Chemistry Guindy Campus 600-025 Madras India
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Abstract  

A method has been proposed for the determination of hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide in a mixture. The method is based upon the quantitative oxidation of sulphide and sulphite with an excess of radiochloramine-T in alkaline medium /0.1N NaOH/. The released chloride activity is proportional to the total amount of sulphide and sulphite present. Addition of 1% CdSO4 solution to the mixture of sulphide and sulphite precipitates sulphide, and sulphite in the filtrate determined by the reagent. From the difference in activities, the amount of sulphide can be calculated. This method can be employed for the determination of hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide in air samples.