THE GUIDE TO FLOW CHEMISTRY.
Traditionally, the analysis of the anions in drinking water has been applied to the ion chromatography which has always been gaining all the acceptance of the wastewater analysis. Some of the anions which are analyzed by this include Bromine, Chlorine, SO4, NO4 and also NO2. When the samples have dissolved solids and organics the detection limits end up suffering. This is always caused by the dilutions which also helps to eliminate interferences. The interferences can, however, cause problems when it comes to the flow chemistry ways. Analyzation of the solution can be done with the flow chemistry without requiring any dilution at all. However, the high concentration of the chloride interferes with the determination of the amounts of the Nitrite. Its also advisable for the samples of the nitrates to be preserved since they all require a high sulfate level of a sample dilution. Since preserved samples can never be analyzed by the ion chromatography, Nitrates should always be tested before 48hours are over.
Sulfuric acid and flow methods are in terms while the fluoride only becomes in terms with the determination of the ion chromatography at any level above 1.0mgl. it’s also advisable that they require deviations from the procedures. Since the interferences become more absent, the method of the P of the flow chemistry becomes sensitive too. The flow chemistry is also in a position whereby it can determine all forms of P in a solution. Sulfate is difficult when it is at low levels since determining it in high chlorides brings scales to be in the responses as well. If any dilutions are not done with the samples, the high content in the salt brings retention which at times makes the sulfate to be identified as the phosphate from the data systems.
The ion chromatography is an excellent job and it also needs to have a detector with a separate column. The type of the detector is utilized by the flow chemistry methods and the other colors too. The ion chromatography ensures that it provides a way in which the determination of anions and the drinking water are always unsurpassed in a method. The flow chemistry can allow automated analysis of any samples which might be difficult for the non- metals and also anions too. Flow chemistry can be done with the automation of extractions, distillations and also the digestion. The level of the chloride can be prevented by dilutions which are high so that the aluminium and copper can also be diluted hence destroying the column of the ion chromatography. In as much as the samples are adjusted neutral to all the analysis, they cannot be preserved since sulfate always require sample dilution.