The elemental analytical needs of many users are best met by a midrange analyzer utilizing inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) technology. A number of spectrometer makers offer products designed to perform routine analyses for the 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.