Haloacetic acids (HAAs) are commonly produced as disinfection byproducts (DBPs) from water treatment processes. Some HAAs are regulated by the authorities and have been classified as potentially carcinogenic. They have traditionally been analyzed by gas chromatography (GC), a technique that requires time-consuming sample extraction and derivatization, leading to higher costs per analysis.
Ion chromatography hyphenated to mass spectrometry (e.g., single or triple quadrupole MS systems) is a powerful tool that can handle many challenging analytical tasks such as measuring μg/L levels of HAAs in potable water samples. This White Paper explains the benefits of using this hyphenated technique for the accurate measurement of HAAs in potable water.