Author | Julian Wills

Julian Wills is Senior Application Specialist: ICP-MS with Thermo Fisher Scientific.


IC–ICP–MS Speciation Analysis of As in Apple Juice

February 01, 2012

Application Notebook


In this study, apple juice samples are analyzed by IC–ICP–MS to determine the concentration of six arsenic species: the two inorganic, and highly toxic, species (As (V) and As [III]) and four organic species (arsenobetaine [AsB], arsenocholine [AsC], monomethylarsonic acid [MMA], and dimethylarsinic acid [DMA]).

Complete Multielemental Analysis of Environmental and Geological Samples Using CCT-Based ICP-MS

October 01, 2008

Special Issues


The authors discuss the ICP-MS method, its usability in environmental and geological analysis and relevant regulations, and how to address its limitations.

ICP Source Spectrometry Techniques in Regulated Water Analysis

October 01, 2007

Special Issues


The spectrometric techniques of inductively coupled plasma–optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) and inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) are compared for their applicability to regulatory water analyses, bearing in mind recent method approval changes. ICP-OES is found to be at its limit for confident detection of several elements for drinking water analysis, but is still suitable for many environmental water quality measurements. ICP-MS is the closest there is to a universally applicable technique for water analysis.