A high-performance (HP) technique that was originally developed for inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) has been successfully translated to ion chromatography (IC) to enable analyses with extremely low uncertainty. As an example application of the HP-IC methodology, analyses of several National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) in the SRM 3180 series of anion standard solutions are reported. The relative expanded uncertainty values expressed at 95 % confidence for these analyses range from 0.087 % to 0.27 % and average 0.18 %. Strong correlation between analyte and internal standard anion peak heights or peak areas, as well as the use of a unique drift-correction approach, is shown to be important for attaining such low uncertainty.
Citation: Analytical Chemistry
Pub Type: Journals
high-performance (HP), ion chromatography (IC), low uncertainty, anion SRM