Research and analysis

Chromium species determination in landfill leachate

How to differentiate chromium species in landfill leachate using liquid chromatography-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.


Chromium Species determination in landfill leachate

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This technical report describes an initial study based on the analysis of landfill leachate certified reference material LGC6177.

The method can differentiate clearly between chromium (III) and chromium (VI). This is particularly valuable in the case of the more toxic chromium (VI) which also occurs in other matrices, such as food and cosmetics, where the method developed could subsequently be applied.

Published 4 March 2013