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Part 1: Basics of Ion Chromatography in Environmental Analysis


Since 1980s, Ion Chromatography has been widely used in environmental laboratories for the monitoring of anions, cations, oxyhalides, etc. These methods are under the jurisdiction of the Office of Water/Groundwater (ODW/OGW) and the Office of Solid Waste (OSW).

In recent years, under the Method Update Rule (MUR), ASTM methods have been adopted for regulations, monitoring, and permits. In this training course, attendees will learn about basic applicability of Ion Chromatography in environmental analysis.


  • Basic theory of Ion Chromatography
  • Anions and cations in drinking water, ground water, surface water, and waste water according to USEPA Method 300, parts A&B
  • Challenges with sample preservation and holding times
  • Myths and mysteries about the Minimum Detection Limit (MDL)
  • Quality control objectives according to applicable USEPA-adopted ASTM methods
  • Troubleshooting analytical issues for Ion Chromatography


The objectives and content of this course have been reviewed by TNI and the course qualifies as an analyst training course. All students will be given a Certificate of Attendance and awarded 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Analyst Training upon completion of the course evaluation form.


  • Quality Assurance Personnel
  • Laboratory Assessors
  • Laboratory Analysts
  • Laboratory Data Reviewers


This course is being supported by The NELAC Institute as one of a series of courses designed to provide training to environmental laboratory analysts. For more information about TNI's training program, visit our Educational Delivery System website at:



Course Fee:
$25 for TNI members; $35 for all others; $75 group rate


Start Date:
Tuesday 19th May 2015, 2:00pm

1 hour

This course has been reviewed and approved by TNI.

Presented By:

Jay Gandhi, PhD

About the Presenter:

Dr. Gandhi brings 27+ years of proficiency with virtually all analytical instrumentation and the techniques of Environmental, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical testing and research. In his distinguished career, here are few highlights of his achievements

  • 1992-1993 - He received highest award from DuPont Company as non-DuPont employee for completing Recycled Vinyl Acetate project from conception to completion in record 10 months. This saved DuPont $12 million per year.
  • 1994-1998 - At Varian Inc., He received several awards as exemplary employee for outstanding customer service.
  • 2001 - At NASA being a principal investigator for Mars Exploration project, received several awards for Recycling of Water in Space project and several safety awards.
  • Since 2002 - He has shepherded several ASTM and USEPA methods, most recently USEPA method 218.7 for "Analysis of Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water"
  • Dr. Gandhi is currently Regulatory Affairs Manager with Metrohm USA.