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Simultaneous separation of inorganic anions and cations by using anion-exchange and cation-exchange columns connected in tandem in ion chromatography

Abd. Karim, Khairil Juhanni and Jin, Ji-Ye and Takeuchi, Toyohide (2003) Simultaneous separation of inorganic anions and cations by using anion-exchange and cation-exchange columns connected in tandem in ion chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 995 (1-2). pp. 153-160. ISSN 0021-9673

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9673(03)00523-5

Abstract

Inorganic anions and cations in environmental waters were determined by ion chromatography. Stationary and mobile phases were examined for the simultaneous separation of both anions and cations. Cations detection by UV detection requires a mobile phase with a UV absorbing additive, which indirectly visualizes cations as negative peaks. Simultaneous separation of anions and cations were achieved when using an eluent that consists of inorganic acid with weak basic amino acid as additives. It was convenient to separate both anions and cations by coupling anion-exchange and cation-exchange columns in tandem. The order of the separation columns connected affected the elution profiles. When the eluent comprises of multiple anions and a single cation, the anion-exchange column should be connected in the upper stream, whereas when the eluent comprises multiple cations and a single anion, the cation-exchange column should be connected in the upper stream. Use of switching valves also allowed simultaneous separation of anions and cations in a single chromatographic run. In the present work, operating conditions were optimized for the simultaneous separation of anions and cations. ï›™ 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Water analysis; Inorganic anions; Inorganic cations
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Science
ID Code:2478
Deposited By: Mrs. Khairil Juhanni Abd. Karim
Deposited On:31 Jul 2007 04:56
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:03

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