–Inorganic Anions by Ion Chromatography (By EPA 300.0)
The test method covers the determination of common inorganic anions in drinking water, surface water, mixed domestic and industrial wastewaters, groundwater, reagent waters, solids (after extraction), leachates (when no acetic acid is used).
A small volume of sample, typically 50-100 uL, is introduced into an ion chromatograph. The anions of interest are separated and measured, using a system comprised of a guard column, separator column, suppressor device, and conductivity detector.
|Hold Time||Part A: 48 Hours (NO2-N, NO3-N, orthophosphate-P) 28 days (others) Part B: Bromate and Chlorate (28 days) and chlorite (14 days with preservation -- otherwise analyze immediately).|
|Preservation||Part A: No preservation is required for bromide, chloride, or fluoride. Refrigerate samples at 4 degrees C for nitrate-N, nitrite-N, orthophosphate-P, and sulfate. Samples being tested for nitrate/nitrite should be adjusted to pH < 2 with concentrated H2SO4 and refrigerated at 4 degrees C until analysis. Analyze samples being tested for bromide, chloride, fluoride, nitrate/nitrite, and sulfate within 28 days. Analyze samples being tested for nitrate-N, nitrite-N, and orthophosphate-P within 48 hours. Part B: Samples analyzed for bromate and chlorate may be held for 28 days without preservation. Chlorite should be analyzed for immediately (within 10 minutes). However, if the sample cannot be analyzed immediately, it may be preserved for up to 14 days if treated with ethylenediamine (ClO2 should be removed prior to this step) and chilled to 4oC.|
|Sample Volume||250mL HDPE bottle|
|Collection Method||Grab sampling|
* The typical detection limits and analytes are displayed for this particular method. Please contact Specialty Analytical if other analytes or detection limits are required in addition to the 200.8 Analyte List.
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