IC instruments used for contamination analysis

April 5, 2010

Dionex has announced that a beverage company is using its ion chromatography (IC) instruments to test water for contamination...

Dionex has announced that a beverage company is using its ion chromatography (IC) instruments to test water for contamination. PepsiCo International, based in Cork, Ireland, is using the Reagent-Free IC systems to analyse contaminants such as bromate, oxyhalides and haloacetic acids in bottled water as well as the raw and untreated water that is used in its beverages.

Although some contaminants are environmental, some are caused through the necessary process of disinfection as reactions occur between the organic matter in water and the disinfectants producing disinfection by-products (DBPs). These DBPs can be dangerous at even trace concentrations and their analysis is made difficult by the amount of matrix ions that are found in water. Dionex provides a variety of systems and application solutions for trace determination of water contaminants.

For more information on the IC products available from Dionex please visit the company's website at www.dionex.com

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