Glyn Russell


A High-Performance Sample Introduction System for the Agilent ICP-OES

August 14, 2020

The analytical performance of your ICP can often be improved by a careful choice of torch, spray chamber and nebulizer components by taking into account the type of samples that will be analyzed. In this article, we focus on the “hard to measure” ICP-OES elements, As, Se and Pb to determine whether we can improve detection limit performance by selection of appropriate sample introduction components.

HydraMist – Simultaneous Cold Vapor-Pneumatic Nebulization Spray Chamber

November 14, 2019

Glass Expansion’s new HydraMist spray chamber can be simultaneously used to determine As, Se, Sb and Hg via hydride generation, in addition to the determination of non-hydride forming elements using conventional pneumatic nebulization. The performance of the HydraMist was evaluated on an Agilent 5100 SVDV ICP-OES, and, when paired with a SeaSpray nebulizer, the detection limits for the hydride forming elements were improved between 15- and 50-fold without compromising the analytical performance of the non-hydride forming elements.