Advances in XRF and ICP-OES Analysis for Plant Tissue and Soil Analysis Including Cannabis


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Agronomic analyses for materials such as soils, plant tissues, and Cannabis can present considerable challenges, even for today’s spectrometers. Many analyzers currently on the market may fall short of satisfactory performance. Learn how new advances in ICP-OES technology can greatly benefit your analysis of soils, plants and Cannabis samples and how the introduction of ED-XRF analysis can simplify sample preparation and increase productivity for nutrient and heavy metal analysis. Live: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at 1pm EST | 12pm CST | 10am PST On demand available after airing until Feb. 26, 2021 Register free

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Event Overview:

Agronomy - including plant genetics, plant physiology, soil fertilization, and soil science - improves the use of soil and increases the production of food and fiber crops. The work often relies heavily on analysis of field samples. The accuracy and timeliness of these analyses are vital to the testing regimes of state regulatory laboratories, contract and other commercial/university soil laboratories, and production laboratories maintained by fertilizer makers and other manufacturers.

The introduction energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) for plant tissue analysis will offer a very fast analysis method that requires little sample preparation besides grinding without the need to do an acid digestion. It will also allow the user to keep their inductively coupled plasma–optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) focused on soil samples without having to switch over for plant analysis. This webcast will also discuss options to analyze Cannabis without extensive sample preparation as well.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • New ED-XRF analysis for plant tissues to eliminate traditional sample preparation requirements for faster analysis

  • How to overcome issues associated with alkalis and improving trace element measurement

  • Electrothermal vaporization (ETV) technique for minimizing sample preparation for Cannabis analysis

  • Differences between optical systems and how it impacts performance
    for ICP-OES

  • How combining XRF and ICP in your lab can boost productivity

  • How to improve throughput and dramatically reduce your cost of operation

Speakers: Meredith Daniel-Prowse, Ph.D., Applications Scientist, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments

Dion Tsourides, Applications Director, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments

Time and Date: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at 1pm EST | 12pm CST | 10am PST

On demand available after airing until Feb. 26, 2021

Sponsors: SPECTRO Analytical Instruments

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