This article presents a method that combines combustion digestion and ion chromatography into a single analysis (combustion ion chromatography [CIC]) making it possible to detect halogens and sulphur in complex matrices. The method is suitable for use in a wide range of application areas.
The fully automated combustion ion chromatography (CIC) system presented here combines a highly efficient combustion system with the separation power of ion chromatography (IC). CIC allows for the simultaneous, speciated trace analysis of halide (F, Cl, Br and I) and sulphur compounds (as sulphate) from sub-ppm to percent levels in any nonaqueous sample matrix.
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