Interpretation of complexometric titration data: An intercomparison of methods for estimating models of trace metal complexation by natural organic ligands

Show simple item record Pizeta, Ivanka Sander, S.G. Hudson,R.J.M. Baars, O. Buck,K.N. Bundy, R.M. Carrasco, G. Croot, P. Garnier, C. Gerringa, L.J.A. Gledhill, M. Hirose, K. Kondo-Jacquot, Y. Laglera Baquer, Luis Miguel Nuester, J. Omanović, D. Rijkenberg, M.J.A. Takeda, S. Twining, B.S: Wells, M. 2015-09-29T12:25:09Z 2015-07
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dc.description.abstract With the common goal ofmore accurately and consistently quantifying ambient concentrations of freemetal ions and natural organic ligands in aquatic ecosystems, researchers from 15 laboratories that routinely analyze trace metal speciation participated in an intercomparison of statistical methods used to model their most common type of experimental dataset, the complexometric titration. All were asked to apply statistical techniques that they were familiar with to model synthetic titration data that are typical of those obtained by applying stateof- the-art electrochemical methods <br> anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) and competitive ligand equilibration-adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry (CLE-ACSV) <br> to the analysis of natural waters. Herein, we compare their estimates for parameters describing the natural ligands, examine the accuracy of inferred ambient free metal ion concentrations ([Mf]), and evaluate the influence of the various methods and assumptions used on these results. The ASV-type titrations were designed to test each participant's ability to correctly describe the natural ligands present in a sample when provided with data free of measurement error, i.e., randomnoise. For the three virtual samples containing just one natural ligand, all participants were able to correctly identify the number of ligand classes present and accurately estimate their parameters. For the four samples containing two or three ligand classes, a fewparticipants detected too few or toomany classes and consequently reported inaccurate 'measurements' of ambient [Mf]. Since the problematic results arose fromhuman error rather than any specificmethod of analyzing the data, we recommend that analysts should make a practice of using one's parameter estimates to generate simulated (back-calculated) titration curves for comparison to the original data. The root<br>mean<br> squared relative error between the fitted observations and the simulated curves should be comparable to the expected precision of the analytical method and upon visual inspection the distribution of residuals should not be skewed.
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V.
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dc.relation.ispartof Marine Chemistry, 2015, vol. 173, p. 3-24
dc.rights cc-by-nc-nd (c) Pižeta, Ivanka et al., 2015
dc.title Interpretation of complexometric titration data: An intercomparison of methods for estimating models of trace metal complexation by natural organic ligands
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article 2015-09-29T12:25:09Z
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