Method for the determination of dissolved chloride, nitrate, and sulfate in natural water using ion chromatography

Open-File Report 95-426A
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Abstract

Ion chromatography was used for the determination of dissolved chloride, nitrate and sulfate in natural water where concentrations ranged from a detection limit of 0.02 milligrams per liter to 80 milligrams per liter for chloride, to 18 milligrams per liter for nitrate, and to 280 milligrams per liter for sulfate. Specific conductance was the mode of detection used. Three analytical sample size loops of 11, 61, and 250 microliters, were used to include the analytical ranges described. U.S. Geological Survey Standard Reference Water Samples were analyzed to test the precision and accuracy of the analyses.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Method for the determination of dissolved chloride, nitrate, and sulfate in natural water using ion chromatography
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 95-426A
DOI 10.3133/ofr95426A
Year Published 1996
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description Report: iii, 16 p.; HTML
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