Trace and ultra-trace detection of inorganic elemental contaminants in drinking water, wastewater, soils, and sludges driven by federal, state, and local USA regulations led to the demand for sensitive multi-element analytical techniques such as Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). US EPA approved methods for analysis by ICP-MS have become the standard not only for government but for contract testing and industrial laboratories.
Instrument innovations improve performance and productivity; however, obtaining accurate, reportable results remains a challenge due to detection requirements, complex sample matrices, and stringent quality control protocols. Extra precautions when setting up a laboratory, selecting the appropriate apparatus for preparations, proper instrument set up, and overcoming analytical challenges are prerequisites to achieving detection limits and quality data.
If your laboratory is
our eBook, “Guide for Environmental Sample Analysis by ICP-MS: Recommendations for Getting Started and Best Practices to Streamline Workflow,” serves as a helpful resource.
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