ICP-OES is ideal for metal determinations at medium and low concentrations in solution. It is a rapid multi-element technique but is expensive and requires skill, understanding and good practice. This first course covers the principles, theory, equipment design and components in detail, what they do and how they work.
John has worked in the field of analytical chemistry for over 45 years and has gained experience in a wide variety of analytical techniques and instrumentation in several industries and applications. He has always been interested in understanding the technology well and utilizing it at its optimum in order to produce reliable and accurate chemical data. To this end he is committed to enable others to not only use the technology correctly but also understand what it does, how it works and how to maintain it.
This introduction and overview gives the explanations of ICP and basics of how it works, how atomic emission comes about and is measured by spectrometry. The layout and general description of the instrumentation is given, covering some of the alternatives available.
This short section covers the safe handling and safety practices applicable to ICP-OES instruments.
Here each of the sample introduction components are described in detail, what they do and how they work. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various optional components available.
This section is dedicated to the optical spectroscopy components and different spectrometry optical systems available some relatively simple and some more complex, depending on the intended applications.