AN173: Direct Determination of Cyanide in Drinking Water by Ion Chromatography with Pulsed Amperometric Detection (PAD)
DescriptionCyanide, a well known acute toxin, occurs both naturally and as an industrial contaminant. In the U.S., cyanide contamination in drinking water is typically from an industrial source or leached from waste sites. In EPA Method 335, samples are individually acid- or UV-digested to convert all cyanide compounds to hydrogen cyanide gas which is distilled into sodium hydroxide (pH 13). These high pH matrixes can cause interferences in spectrophotometric methods. Here free cyanide is separated by IC and detected electrochemically using Ag working electrode and waveform for cyanide determinations.
|Keywords:||IC-PAD, PAD, Pulsed Amperometric Detection, Ag working electrode, cyanide, drinking water, electrochemical detection, surface water, free cyanide|
|Author:||Terri Christison and Jeff Rohrer|
|Affiliation:||Thermo Fisher Scientific|
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