Spectrophotometric Determination of Nitrate with a Single Reagent
Abstract A spectrophotometric procedure for determination of nitrate in water, soil extracts, and a variety of other sample types is described using one reagent solution which is easily prepared and stored. Sample and equipment requirements are minimal. Reduced chemical hazard, simplicity, and versatility represent improvements over existing methods. Limit of detection is 0.01 µg N mL?1 (0.72 ?M ) or less, depending on the matrix.