Calvin O. HuberCalvin O. Huber

Professor Emeritus

Phone: 414-229-6670
e-mail: huber@uwm.edu

Degree(s):

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Description

The work in Professor Huber's laboratory examines electrode reactions in order to elucidate their chemistry and to apply them to chemical measurement and separation problems.

Anodic reactions at copper and nickel oxide electrodes by alcohols, glycols, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins have been studied. One result has been the ability to follow the denaturation of soluble proteins as side and end group amino and hydroxyl groups become increasingly accessible to the electrode surface. Current activities include kinetics of olefin oxidation, self-assembly of electrolytes, and the application of protein anodic reactions to monitoring of immuno-reactions for immunoassays.

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Fig. 1. Time-dependent response for sucrose at the stopped-flow nickel oxide electrode.

Electrode reactions associated with monitoring and control of water chlorination and dechlorination are part of the group's interests. These studies include chloramines, chlorine in oxidation states greater than plus one, and reducing agents such as sulfite and phenylarsine oxide.

Other areas under study include double-layer induced electroosmotic flow with associated electrode detection, potentiometry of stainless steel surfaces, and porous medium solution transport.

Selected Publications

"Residual Sulfite After Dechlorination of Water", N.V. Ekkad and C.O. Huber, Journal of Water, Air and Soil Polution, 90, 295 (1996).

"A Coulometer for Determination of Residual Sulfite Following the Dechlorination of Water", N.V. Ekkad and C.O. Huber, Anal. Chim. Acta., 332, (1996).

"A Coulometer for Determination of Residual Sulfite Following the Dechlorination of Water", N.V. Ekkad and C.O. Huber, Anal. Chim. Acta., 332, (1996).

"Detrermination of Organic Compounds in Water", C.O. Huber and B.S. Hui, U.S. Patent #5,431,789, July 11, 1995.

"Recycling of Post-Consumer Waste Plastics in Concrete", T.R. Naik, S.S. Singh, C.O. Huber, and B.S. Broderson, Proceedings of the Second CANMET/ACI International Symposium on Advances in Concrete Technology, June (1995).

"Amperometry at Nickel Oxide with a Stop Flow Technique", C.G. Gartzke and C.O. Huber, Anal. Chim. Acta., 300, 53 (1995).

"Electroosmotic Flow and Injection Application to Conductimetry", L. Tang and C.O. Huber, Talanta, 41, 1791 (1994).

"Porous Layer Flow Injection Analysis with Potentiometric Chloride Detection", Q. Yin and C.O. Huber, Talanta, 41, 1771 (1994).