WEF Discussions — Now on LinkedIn!

WEF is pleased to announce the creation of free LinkedIn groups associated with its technical discussion forum topics. Through these LinkedIn groups, members will be able to view and participate in discussions, as well as communicate with one another via direct messages. Share your experiences and knowledge, ask questions and respond to other discussions as frequently as you like!

You must have a LinkedIn profile to join a LinkedIn group; you can create your profile here. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, all you need to do is submit a request to join one or all of the following groups:

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Membrane filters
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012 7:36 PM
Joined: 10/2/2009
Posts: 2

What membrane filters are any of you using for filtering samples for low level ion chromatography analysis. We filter groundwater and alpine surfacewater samples. We test for the following anions at the listed reporting limits. We do not want any leachates from the filters that would exceed 1/5 the reporting limits.

     Anion     mg/L    
     Fluoride    0.05
     Chloride    0.5
     NO2-N      0.01
     NO3-N      0.01
     Bromide    0.01
     PO4-P      0.01
     Sulfate     0.5

Terry Powers
South Tahoe PUD 

Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 8:07 AM
Joined: 10/5/2009
Posts: 49



Sorry for being so late in replying.  We use ordinary Acrodisc from Pall Filters.  We do a filter blank with every run and have had no problems in quite a few years.  Our detection limits are just a little higher than those on your list.


Chuck Lytle,

City of Portland, OR