Trace perchlorate in drinking water according to ISO 19340 applying Annex B

Perchlorate in water is mainly due to anthropogenic sources such as fertilizers, fireworks, rocket fuel, etc. Trace analysis of perchlorate in water samples is a critical task. The high content of standard anions leads to large peaks that interfere with the very small perchlorate peak. In the heart-cut technique, the perchlorate fraction – widely freed of interfering anions – is re-injected onto the column thus providing a sharp peak.