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Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry


The general purpose of the Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) is to perform elemental analysis of liquid samples with organic and/or aqueous matrix. It uses an Ar+ plasma to ionize the atoms and uses the radiation emitted by the ions in the plasma to discriminate the desired analytes. It is a very powerful technique to analyze all type of samples such as environmental samples. It is extremely recommended for samples with high concentration of metals and salts between 10 µg/l and 600 mg/l (depending on the analyte). Our equipment is 5100 ICP-OES from Agilent Technologies.

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  • Dichroic Spectral Combiner (DSC) technology, featured in the Agilent 5100 SVDV ICP-OES, captures the radial and axial views of the plasma.
  • A plug-and-play vertical torch.
  • The VistaChip II detector.
  • Cooled Cone Interface (CCI).
  • Solid state RF system.
  • Intelligent industrial design.
  • Next generation ICP Expert software has a familiar worksheet interface, sophisticated algorithms that deliver accurate reliable results, and easy method development and software applets that include pre-set method templates designed to save you time.

Contact/Application form

In order to book the equipment, please contact Marc Fernández de Labastida ().

To order an analysis, please download and fill out the Application Form in word or pdf format.

Please follow the general instructions to prepare samples for ICP-OES!