The present study was mainly devoted to evaluate the applicability of differential
pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry (DPAdSV) for the determination of
ultra-trace concentration levels of a range of reactive dyes. The studied reactive dyes
were found to adsorb effectively onto the hanging mercury drop electrode (HMDE).
This applied electroanalytical method was primarily based on the nonelectrolytic
accumulation (adsorption) of the analyte of interest (reactive dye), followed by a
cathodic reduction scan measurement. Consequently, the adsorptive stripping
voltammograms of the analysed reactive dyes exhibited several useful electrochemical
signals, corresponding to the cathodic reduction of the anthraquinone, azo and halo-striazine
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.