ICP-OES and ICP-MS Techniques for Today's Spectroscopists

ICP-MS Configuration and Optimization for Successful Routine Analysis of Undiluted Seawater

September 01, 2022

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ICP-MS is increasingly being used to analyze complex matrices, but an ICP-MS instrument optimized for the highest sensitivity may not have the sufficient matrix tolerance to analyze high-salt samples. We describe a method to optimize plasma robustness and interference control for accurate, routine analysis of critical trace elements in undiluted seawater.

Analysis of Desalination Discharge Brines for Elements of Environmental and Economic Importance with ICP-OES

September 01, 2022

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Brines from desalination plants are increasingly being seen as a source of valuable elements, such as lithium, rubidium, and cesium. We show how ICP-OES can be used to measure the concentrations of such elements in brines to assess the economic feasibility of their recovery.