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Cyanide (Free) Vacu-vials Kit

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Cyanide is used in many chemical and refining processes. It is found in effluent from electroplating and metal cleaning operations, coke ovens, steel manufacturing facilities, and gas scrubbers. Although cyanide can be safely removed by alkaline chlorination, its acute toxicity to aquatic life necessitates routine monitoring of effluents. The Maximum Contaminant Level for free cyanide in drinking water is 0.2 mg/L.

CHEMetrics’ cyanide test kits are applicable to the monitoring of effluents and surface water supplies. It is recommended, however, that the sample be distilled and hydrogen sulfide be removed prior to analysis.

The Isonicotinic-Barbituric Acid Method

Reference: S. Nagashima, Spectrophotometric Determination of Cyanide with Isonicotinic Acid and Barbituric Acid, International Journal of Environ. Anal. Chem., 1981, Vol. 10, pp. 99-106.

In the Cyanide CHEMets® and Vacu-vials Kit, chlorine is added to a sample that has been buffered to pH 6. The resulting cyanogen chloride reacts with isonicotinic and barbituric acids to form a blue color. Results are expressed as ppm (mg/L) CN. This chemistry provides two advantages over the more commonly used pyridine methods: (1) The shelflife of the reagent is extended, and (2) the analyst is not exposed to noxious and hazardous fumes from the pyridine reagent.

Kit comes in a cardboard box and contains everything needed to perform up to 29 tests (except distilled water): thirty ampoules, Neutralizer Solution, Activator Solution, 25 mL sample cup, 3.0 mL syringe, ampoule blank, and instructions.

Range: 0-0.400 ppm

Shelf-Life: 8 months

Method: Isonicotinic-Barbituric Acid

Vacu-vials Kits require the use of the V-2000 Photometer or a spectrophotometer capable of accepting a 13 mm diameter round cell. Instrument sold separately.

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