Arsenic speciation in dust applying high-low conductivity detection


Determination of arsenic in dust from a waste incineration plant is performed. This is required as the environmental risk depends on the degree of oxidation of the arsenic species. Due to the different pKa of the respective anions, selenite requires non-suppressed conductivity detection, while arsenate is best determined with suppression. The determination of both species is achieved by switching the suppressor in and out, respectively.