Michael F. Delaney

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Total cyanide analysis by distillation is used most commonly to assess cyanide content of water samples. This manual method is robust but slow and provides no information about cyanide speciation, a significant limitation in that cyanide species have substantially different toxicity characteristics. Seven alternative methods for the analysis of cyanide(More)
A quantitative high-performance liquid chromatographic method using an octadecylsilane column and a methanol-water mobile phase was employed for the determination of chlordiazepoxide, chlordiazepoxide X HCl and related impurities in capsule and tablet preparations. Each component is well separated and directly detected by 254 nm absorption. For(More)
Carefully controlled bench-scale and on-site experiments demonstrated that cyanide can form in the treated drinking water sample container during preservation and storage. In the bench-scale experiment, treated tap water samples were collected on 20 days over six months. The tap water samples were split and some of the splits were spiked with formaldehyde,(More)
Obtaining accurate and precise results for total cyanide concentrations in wastewater samples is fraught with positive and negative interferences. Even the United States Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that it may be difficult or impossible to adequately mitigate all interferences. We demonstrated that a field spike of complex cyanide can(More)