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Ten Reasons You Need a Next-Generation ICP-OES for Routine Analyses

The elemental analytical needs of many users are best met by a midrange analyzer utilizing inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) technology. This instrument should be capable of reliable performance — often defined by set standards or government regulations — in a wide range of applications. These include environmental and agronomy, consumer product safety, pharmaceutical, chemical/petrochemical, and food.

A number of spectrometer makers offer products designed to perform routine analyses for this mainstream market. However, not all analyzers are created equal. Many conventional spectrometers available today suffer from inherent design weaknesses that lead to significant shortfalls in performance. Fortunately, next-generation solutions do exist.

A newer class of midrange instruments can deliver superior performance for the applications above, and more. That includes analyses ranging from trace elements in challenging matrices such as certain wastewaters, soils, and sludges; to organic, highsalts and metal samples; to higher concentrations.

This paper outlines ten benefits this kind of improved ICP-OES technology can deliver. Its advantages include smaller footprint; troublefree cooling; greater power; no gas purging; superior optics; full gas control; next-generation detectors; no-hassle dual-view; reduced matrix effects; and more. Users looking to upgrade their performance should consider this kind of versatile, technologically advanced solution for all their routine analyses.