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INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA OPTICAL EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY

 

Perkin Elmer Optima 3300 dv simultaneous spectrometer

Inductively Coupled Plasma- Optical Emission Spectrometry is a multi-element analytical technique is used for the quantitative determination of elements in a solution after decomposition of the matrix. Samples are introduced as aerosol in an argon plasma. The excited atoms will emit element specific radiation when falling back to the ground state. The element specific radiation is a qualitative parameter. The detected intensities at specific emission wavelength is related with the concentration of an element after calibration with standard solutions. The concentration range is within the µg/l- mg/l range (ppb-ppm). Around 70 elements can be determined quantitatively.

Typical applications

  • Quantitative determination of minor and trace elements in steel, alloys, ceramics, polymers
  • Analysis of impurities in materials
  • Determination of heavy metals in packaging material and solders
  • Determination of leachable heavy metals from pharmaceutical rubbers
  • Determination of impurities in mercury
  • Analysis of process waters