Standard Test Method for Total Cyanide in Water by Micro Distillation followed by Flow Injection Analysis with Gas Diffusion Separation and Amperometric Detection
|Publication Date:||1 April 2008|
|ICS Code (Examination of water for chemical substances):||13.060.50|
This test method is used to determine the concentration of total
cyanide in an aqueous wastewater or effluent. The method detects
the cyanides that are free (HCN and CN-) and
This method may not be applicable to process solutions from precious metals mining operations.
This procedure is applicable over a range of approximately 2 to 400 μg/L (parts per billion) total cyanide. Higher concentrations can be measured with sample dilution or lower injection volume.
The determinative step of this method utilizes flow injection with amperometric detection based on Test Method D 6888. Prior to analysis, samples must be distilled with a micro-distillation apparatus described in this test method or with a suitable cyanide distillation apparatus specified in Test Methods D 2036.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazard statements are given in Note 2 and Section 9.