ICP-MS Analysis of Trace Metals and Elements in Chemicals and Materials
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a technique routinely used to analyse trace levels of a wide range of inorganic elements. The ICP-MS allows for the detection and quantification of elements with atomic mass ranges 7 to 250. This covers Lithium to Uranium. The typical detection limits are in the parts per billion (ppb) range and even parts per trillion (ppt) in some cases.
The ICP-MS analysis methods available at LPD Lab Services allow the detection, identification and quantification of a wide array of elements using a Perkin Elmer NexION 350D ICP-MS.
Applications of ICP-MS
- Monitoring of trace metals and elements in drinking water, ground water, rainwater, wastewater or industrial effluent streams.
- Quantified analysis of metals and impurities collected in dusts on filter membranes and other materials.
- Trace elements in product / raw materials or from washed or rinsed surfaces.
- Analysis of additives and purity in metal alloys.
- Checking metallic species in recirculated hot and cold water system systems that may affect corrosion.
- Analysis of low level contaminants in chemical products, beverages, foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals.
- Analysis of soluble / leachable material from solid samples such as medical devices, polymers, PCBs.
- Fully quantitative gallium and arsenic in swabs for health and safety semiconductor plant monitoring.
- Semi-quantitative impurity checks in metalorganic precursor materials.
- Contamination checks in organic chemical product
- Low-level toxic metal screening in steels and mercury specialty alloys.
- Screening of impurities in water treatment chemicals.
- Impurity testing in Ultra-Pure process water in semiconductor raw materials production.
- Fully quantitative investigation of metals in artificial bone materials.
Analysis can be performed on a diverse range of sample matrices allowing accurate reliable results.
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