Organic Compounds

Organic impurities found in water are typically of biological origins; the decay of vegetal material gives rise to by-products such as humic and fulvic acid, tannins and lignin.
Dissolved Organic Compounds

Anthropogenic contaminants from farming, domestic and industrial waste can also increase the number of organic compounds found in natural and drinking water. Dissolved organics can support the growth of a wide range of microorganisms and therefore has the potential to disrupt several biological applications.

 

Impact on your systems

Analytical techniques are most at risk from dissolved organic impurities and it may also impact on biological experiments such as cell cultures. For liquid chromatography, any contaminations in the eluents can results in baseline instability, decreased sensitivity and resolution and can also impact on column life.

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