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AN72268: Determination of Fluoride in Tea using a Combustion Ion Chromatography SystemInstrument Type: IC
This application note demonstrates a simple combustion ion chromatography (CIC) method to determine fluoride in tea. Using the CIC system including a Mitsubishi Automatic Combustion Unit AQF-2100H system and a Thermo Scientific Dionex Integrion HPIC system, fluoride in tea is determined in 20 min (11 min if the combustion and chromatography functions are overlapped), a significant time savings over the current Chinese national method which requires more than a hour. The CIC method is sensitive (MDL=1 ppm), precise, and accurate. The only sample preparation required is to grind and dry the tea.