Analysis Methods for Measurement of Ammonia Concentration

가스상 암모니아 측정을 위한 분석방법별 특성 연구

  • Sa, Jae-Hwan (Research Institute for Environment and Energy, Sejong University) ;
  • Yoon, Seok-Kyung (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Sejong University) ;
  • Roh, Gi-Hwan (Department of Environmental and Administrator, Gwangju Health College) ;
  • Jeon, Eui-Chan (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Sejong University)
  • 사재환 (세종대학교 환경.에너지연구소) ;
  • 윤석경 (세종대학교 지구환경과학과) ;
  • 노기환 (광주보건대학 환경행정과) ;
  • 전의찬 (세종대학교 지구환경과학과)
  • Published : 2008.02.29


Management and control of ammonia at the sources and ambient largely depend on sampling and measurement techniques. Good sampling and measurement techniques provide high quality data. The main purpose of the study is compare the analytical characteristics of the Indolphenol method which is one of the standard method in Korea with automatic analyzers for continued measuring gaseous ammonia. For comparison with other analytical methods, the verification test was designed to evaluate performance parameters; linearity, absorption efficiency, reproducibility and repeatability test, accuracy, and response time test. $R^2$ of calibration curve using IPM and CLM was very high (value is 1.000), but for EcSM $R^2$ value was estimated to be lower than IPM and CLM (as 0.991). The RSD of the CLM ranged from 0.1 to 2.3% over the nine concentration levels measured, %Ds was 0.1 to 10.7%, and average RA over all the measurements was 3.3%. The RSD of IPM and EcSM was ranged from 1.0 to 8.1, 3.9 to 14.0 respectively, and average RA were 8.71, 4.9% respectively. Rise in response times of EcSM was estimated to be 1 minute. It is found to be more sensitive than response time (which ranged from 2 to 9 minute) of CLM. For ammonia concentration measured using the IPM and the CLM from the same ammonia source, linear regression of IPM versus CLM show a slope of 0.805, an intercept of 637 ppb, and $R^2$ of 0.868.


Ammonia;Ammonia measurement, Chemiluminescence analysis method;Electrochemical sensor method;Indophenol method


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