Publication Date

Summer 2011

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Science


Analytical Chemistry

First Advisor

Joseph B. Addison, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Patty Fu-Giles, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Stephen Kent, M.B.A.


Ion chromatography is a form of liquid chromatography, which measures concentration of ionic species by separating them based on their interaction with resins. Ion chromatography is mainly useful for the separation and analysis of ions (cations or anions) in water. Analysis of anions in water is of greater importance because water is very important in daily life, especially in the Holy Land, where water is the very essence of life. If variety of chemicals, such as organic and inorganic salts enter into the water system, they make water toxic and poisonous to drink. In this project water samples from different sources in Israel and Jordan were collected and analysed to determine the anion types and their concentration levels using Ion chromatography(IC).


Author's title has Holyland as one word.