Non-traditional Use of Polarography and Voltammetry

  • R. Kalvoda UNESCO Laboratory of Environmental Electrochemistry , J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague


The paper discusses some rather non-traditional uses of polarography and voltammetry which are beyond common polarographic routine in analytical laboratories. Some potentials of polarography in the biological and biochemical fields are treated spanning from in vivo measurements to sensors for diagnostic purposes in medicine and toxicology. Examples are given of analyses in the solid and gas phases as well as the use in tribodiagnostics in determination of machine wear.