Sb Contamination

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Destiny Cruz
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Sb Contamination

We are running EPA method 200.8 on an Agilent 7900.  Recently we have been having issues with Sb.  It seems to be a contamination issue.  There is carryover but incresing the rinse times and making our rinse at a higher acid matrix hasn't helped to solve it.  Our QC (namely our spikes and ICV) is continuing to fail.  We have replaced or cleaned all parts of the mass spec.  If anyone has any suggestions please let us know!  Thanks.