Will distillation remove the chlorine interference from a cyanide test?

Document ID

Document ID TE1096

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Will distillation remove the chlorine interference from a cyanide test?
Summary
Chlorine interference in cyanide test
Answer
Chlorine must be removed prior to distillation and/or the colorimetric portion of the test. Follow the procedure in the Water Analysis Handbook for chlorine pretreatment.