Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
The Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) analysis method uses a high-frequency inductively coupled plasma as the light source, and is ideal for the element analysis of sample solutions. The ICP Emission Spectrometer has become highly regarded for its speed and accuracy, due to the increase in the number of analyzed samples and analyzed elements in recent years (simultaneous ICP-OES).
The ICP-OES is widely used as the official analysis method according to European Commission for drinking water analysis and enables a large field of applications for element analysis. Beside general and environmental testing laboratories (water, soils), the ICPE-9800 is used in oil and gas industries for analysis of petrochemicals (oils, fuels, biofuels) and in the pharmaceutical sector to fulfill the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia.
Shimadzu´s optical emission spectrophotometer ICPE-9800 supports an extensive range of analysis from trace levels to high concentrations. Optional accessories like the hydride vapour technique allows even stronger reduction of the detection limits for special elements like mercury, arsenic and some more. Shimadzu´s ICP-OES also supports analysis for research and development and automated analysis for production control.