TOC in Water Matrices
10 November 2015

A variety of indicators can be used to measure the level of organic contamination of a sample, or simply the quantity of organic compounds contained in it. But one of these parameters is on the advance: total organic carbon (TOC). In analyses of drinking water and waste water as well in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, the TOC provides information about the sample's contamination level. Its talents don't end there, however, even extending to applications in electronics production where it can be used to monitor organic additives in electroplating baths. The requirements placed on TOC measurement by the various industries are varied. The new ADI 7010 TOC Analyzer from Metrohm Applikon enables rapid, precise online process control of the TOC in liquid samples. Using the example of waste water analysis, this article will give you an introduction to the measuring parameter TOC.