Metrosep C Supp 2 - 250/4.0: Ammonium in acidic absorption solution – proof of concept

Acidic solutions used as scrubber solutions for ammonium typically have a pH of 2 or lower. This pH value is too low for silica based IC columns typically applied in direct conductivity detection of cations. The Metrosep C Supp 2 - 250/4.0 is polymer based and allows injecting low pH samples. An acidified drinking water sample spiked with ammonium is analyzed. The results indicate that such acidic solutions can be analyzed with conductivity detection after sequential cation suppression.