Trace cation analysis in high purity water (sub-μg/L range) requires cation chromatography after sequential suppression and intelligent Preconcentration Technique (MiPCT). Trace cations in deionized water (DI) are determined and the method detection limit (MDL according to US EPA) as well as the limit of detection (LOD = 3 x S/N) is calculated. MDL and LOD are very similar in the lowest ng/L range for this setup with 6 mL preconcentration volume.