TECHNOLOGIES

INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA OPTICAL EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY (ICP-OES)

 

Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) based analytical techniques can provide quantitative bulk elemental composition of a wide variety of sample types, including powders, solids, liquids, and suspensions. Solid samples are generally dissolved or digested using a combination of acids in a closed microwave system, thus retaining potentially volatile analyte species.  The resulting sample solution is then nebulized into the core of inductively coupled argon plasma, where temperatures of approximately 9000 K are attained.  At such high temperatures, the nebulized solution is vaporized, and the analyte species are atomized, ionized and thermally excited. The analyte species can then be detected and quantitated with an optical emission spectrometer (OES), which measures the intensity of radiation emitted at the element-specific, characteristic wavelength from thermally excited analyte atoms or ions. Intensity measurements are converted to elemental concentration by comparison with calibration standards. This technique is especially powerful for quantitative chemical analysis when standards are not available.


Technical Specifications

Detector : Dark detector

Sample Size Requirement : 250 mg to 1 gram of solid sample; typical solution volumes range from 2 -10 mL

Range of Elements Detected

Ideal Uses :

  • Precise and accurate determination of major and minor elements in a wide range of materials.
  • Quality control and process control, and research and development.
  • Aesenic, Selenium, Mercury, Antimony by ICP-OES MSIS.

Typical Detection Limits :

  • Parts per billion in solution.
  • Sodium, Potassium, Aluminium, Calcium, Boron, Barium, Iron, Copper, Manganese Zinc, Cadmium, Cromium, lead Zinc by ICP-one neb nebulizer.
  • Analysis of metals and minerals in Food as well as agriculture products.
  • Analysis of metals and minerals in drinking and waste water.
  • Analysis of metals and minerals in pharmaceutical product.

Our Strengths :

  • A range of elements can be measured in a single analysis cycle.
  • The useful linear dynamic range is over several orders of magnitude.
  • The use of a quartz-free sample introduction system enables determination of low levels of Silicon and Boron.
  • The analysis can be automated, enhancing accuracy, precision and sample throughput.
  • The combination of ICP-OES and ICP-MS is very powerful for determining a wide range of elemental concentrations, from major components to trace level components (typically sub ppb) with high accuracy and precision.