Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry

Instrument Details:

Model: 5100

Make: Agilent

Working Principle:

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry is a powerful tool for the analysis of trace elements and metals in variety of samples.  With this technique, liquid samples are injected into a radio frequency (RF)-induced argon plasma of 10000 K using a nebulizer. Due to collision between the argon atom and the electrons, desolvation, atomization and ionizations of the sample takes place in the torch. Due to the thermic energy taken up by the electrons, they reach a higher excited state. When the electrons drop back to ground level energy is liberated as light (photons). Each element has its own characteristic emission spectrum. .



Analysis of trace elements and metals in feed ingredients, feeds, fish samples, soil and water etc.,

User Instructions:

  • If materials are given in raw then about 50 g of sample is required and in case of dried or grinded sample the sample amount required is about 5 g. The sample is prepared through microwave digestion. For analysis of liquid water sample the required amount is 100 ml each.
  • Method blanks should always be included in submitted sample set.
  • Submitted sample should be less than 0.1% total dissolved solids (TDS) must be filtered (through a 0.45μ filter paper) and free of particulates.

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Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry charges excluding the GST

Particulars Description Industry University National Lab/R&D
feed ingredients, feeds, fish samples and soil Per Sample (preparation Charges)+ First element including calibration 3000 2000 2000
Per each additional element analysis 500 350 350


Additional Information

  1. How many days before the user Scientist is to be contacted?
  • At least 3 weeks
  1. How the sample is to be prepared and analysed?
  • The sample preparation and analysis is done as per method of Jannathulla et al., 2017.
  1. How many days are required to analyse the sample?
  • For acid digestion method, it takes 2-3 days and 2 days for analysis in ICP-OES
  1. How the data is stored?
  • After analysis the result is stored in the Agilent ICP-OES instrument software (5.2)