Nitrogen, Nitrate-Nitrite EPA 353.2

Analytes

Nitrate-N, Nitrite-N, Nitrate + Nitrite CAS 14797-55-8 and 14797-65-0


Summary

A filtered sample is passed through a column containing granulated copper-cadmium to reduce nitrate to nitrite. The nitrite (that originally present plus that reduced to nitrate) is determined by diazotizing with sulfanilamide and coupling with N-(1-naphthyl)-ethylenediamine dihydrochloride to form a highly colored azo dye which is measured colorimetrically. Separate, rather than combined nitrate-nitrite, values are readily obtained by carrying out the procedure first with, and then without, the Cu-Cd reduction step.


Published Method

method_353-2_1993.pdf

Matrix

Solid/Water


Instrumentation

Lachat Flow Injection Analyzer (FIA)


Analytical Category

Conventional