Cyanides & Thiocyanate in Waters

SOP: 1300

UKAS accredited

Free [or easy liberatable] cyanide, total cyanide, complex cyanide, thiocyanate.

Free cyanide: Automated acid distillation followed by colorimetric development with chloramine-T and pyridine/barbituric acid. Intensity of colour at 610nm is measured.

Total cyanide by UV decomposition of complex bound cyanides with measurement of resulting free cyanide as above.

Complex cyanide determined by difference.

Thiocyanate is converted to cyanogen chloride which reacts with chloramine-T and 1.3-dimethylbarbituric acid/isonicotinic acid.  Intensity of colour measured at 600nm.


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