A new, simple, rapid and precise novel hyphenated diffuse reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (DRS-FTIR) technique for the simultaneous determination of the most frequently used cationic surfactants (CS+) i.e. cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and anionic surfactant (AS-) i.e. sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) in domestic, sewage and river wastewater samples has been stabilised. CS+ and AS- were analyzed using DRS-FTIR, the most steady and strongest vibrational IR peak at 2917.13 cm-1 for CTAB and 1226.07 for SDS were selected for the simultaneous quantiflcation of CS+ and AS- under the optimized condition such as effect of samples volume and effect of temperature. The limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantiflcation (LOQ) of the present method were 5 µg/mL and 15 µg/mL, respectively. The absorbance and peak area were determined by the DRS-FTIR method, which shows excellent linearity with a correlation coefflcient value of 0.985 and 0.981 for the concentration range of 10-100 µg/mL. The standard deviation (SD) and relative standard deviation (RSD) for six replicate measurements were found to be 0.052 µg/L and 2.8 %, respectively.
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Kurrey, Thakur, Chandrawanshi and Deb (2017). Simultaneous Determination of Cationic and Anionic Surfactants in Domestic, Sewage and River Effluent by Diffuse Reflectance -Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscop ic Analysis. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 30(1), pp.32-40.DOI: https://doi.org/10.52228/JRUB.2017-30-1-4