Chromium is extracted from chromite ore and is an important part in the production of stainless steel. Chromium is mainly divalent, trivalent and hexavalent in its compounds. In contrast to chromium(III), which is an important trace element and one that is only sparingly soluble in water, hexavalent chromium is extremely toxic and very water-soluble. Cr(VI) is furthermore an important raw material for industry. It must be determined rapidly and precisely in the lower µg/L range in wastewater.
Metrohm Applikon offers an array of process analyzers for the analysis of wastewater streams which determine chromium precisely and reproducibly using photometry.