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ICP OES machine

While buying Intuctively Coupled Plasma machine (ICP - OES) what are
all critical instrumental parameters to be considered.

Thanks,
Meenakshisundaram

Hi, I would consider a whole lot of parameters while buying the ICP.

  1. The material to be analysed.
  2. The basic data material.
  3. the training on handling the samples. 4) Preparation of samples &
    the medium of samples.

These are the few parameters the other finer parameters have to be
also taken into consideration.

Best regards
Umesh

Meenakshisundaram,

One of the things you want to consider when buying an inductively
coupled plasma - optical emission spectroscope (ICP-OES) is the
sample preparation you will have to do and the type of information
you want. If you will be analyzing metals, then to use an ICP-OES
you will need to digest the samples in acid. This involves heating
the acid either with a hot plate or a special microwave oven. Also,
you may have to use hydrofluoric acid for the digestion which
requires special component for the ICP-OES. Not to mention all of the
hazards associated with the acid. You might consider whether a laser
induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) system would provide the
you need. This will help avoid the whole acid issue
because you can test a solid metal sample.

Scott