Can the cyanide method be used to test for thiocyanate?

Document ID

Document ID TE1098

Version

Version 4.0

Status

Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 06/07/2018
Question
Can the cyanide method be used to test for thiocyanate?
Summary
Testing thiocyanate with the cyanide method
Answer
If there is no cyanide present in the sample, the amount of thiocyanate can be tested by omitting the distillation step and multiplying the final result by 2.2 to obtain mg/l SCN -.

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