Appendix II: Atomic spectroscopy



Volume 29
Issue 5

Appendix II: Atomic spectroscopy

Manufacturer: Agilent

Product name: 4200 Microwave Plasma

Atomic emission spectrometer (MP-AES)

New this year: Optimized high-performance waveguide and new torch design

Used for: Lab applications

Software: MP Expert software assisting in eliminating spectral interferences, Available as separate product, cGMP compliant, Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment

Suggested applications: Food and agriculture applications, major elements in foods, beverages and agricultural samples, sations, nutrients and metals in soils, metals in agricultural soil samples, analysis of fertilizers

Unique features: Safe and economical, application-specific software applets, mobile and remote capabilities

Manufacturer: Agilent

Product name: 7900

Inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) system

New this year: Complete redesign

Used for: Lab analysis

Software: Available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment

Suggested applications: Environmental, food safety and authenticity, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor, chemical/petrochemical, mining / geochemical

Primary benefits: easily switch between trace element analysis to high total dissolved solid digests

Unique features: Enhanced trace-level detection, optimized expansion-stage vacuum system and new orthogonal detector system

Manufacturer: Analytik Jena AG

Product name: PlasmaQuant PQ 9000

ICP-OES spectrometer

New this year: World-wide launch of instrument.

Used for: Lab analysis

Measurement mode: ICP-OES

Special features: Small-footprint, high-resolution instrument

Software: Aspect PQ, 21CFR11 compliant, Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment

Suggested applications: analysis of petrochemicals, REE, refractory metals, brine

Primary benefits: Wavelength stability of < 4 pm, Spectral resolution of 2 pm at 200 nm, LOD in ppt-range, simultaneous axial and radial plasma views, fully automatic baseline fitting routine.

Unique features: Double-monochromator echelle optics, internal Ne-correction, counter gas of recycled argon, fully demountable vertical plasma torch, free-running 40 MHz variable power generator.

Manufacturer: Applied Spectra, Inc.

Product name: J200 Tandem LA

LIBS[JY1] Instrument

New this year: Integrated data processing software for both LIBS and LA-ICP-MS analysis

Used for: Lab analysis

Special features: performs simultaneous LIBS and LA-ICP-MS measurements, performs rapid spectroscopic analysis while transporting particles to an ICP-MS

Suggested applications: General bulk analysis of solid samples, metal alloy analysis, forensic trace evidence analysis, geochemistry analysis

Primary benefits: Analysis of organic and lighter elements, rapid elemental mapping, normalization of ICP-MS signal with plasma emission, and simultaneous measurement of major/trace elements and isotopes.

Manufacturer: Milestone Inc.

Product name: AAMA-80

Product type: Atomic spectrometer

Used for: Lab analysis

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant

Suggested applications: Cold vapor atomic absorption of drinking water, surface water, ground water, wastewater and seawater.

Primary benefits: The AAMA-80 detects mercury contents in solutions by atomic absorption (AAS). The AAMA-80 is fully compliant with the following standard methods: EN ISO 12846, EN 13806, ISO 16772, EPA 245.1, EPA 7470 and EPA 7471.

Unique features: Easy maintenance, wide dynamic range, fast analysis time, high sensitivity, auto-blank feature, official methods compliance

Manufacturer: Milestone Inc.

Product name: DMA-80

Direct mercury analyzer

New this year: analysis of mercury in coal samples, reclaimed materials, mineral ores, etc. can measure beyond the detection range of standard direct mercury analyzers. Completely compliant with EPA 7473, the DMA-80 WR offers detection range of 0.003 ng to 30,000 ng- and is capable of analyzing samples with mercury concentration in hundreds of ppm. Includes Gas Kit, Sorbent Tubes.

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant

Suggested applications: Direct mercury analysis of solids, liquids and gases. Typical applications include environmental, food and feed, geochemical, petrochemical clinical and polymer samples.

Primary benefits: Uses the principle of thermal decomposition, amalgamation and atomic absorption. Can analyze solids, liquids and gases with equal precision. Analysis takes only 5 min per sample and does not require any sample preparation. The DMA-80 is fully compliant with US EPA method 7473 and with ASTM method D-6722-01.

Unique features: No sample preparation, high productivity, ease of use, wide range of detection capability, lowest cost of analysis, easy maintenance,

Manufacturer: Milestone Inc.

Product name: FMA-80

Fluorescence mercury analyzer

Used for: Lab analysis

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant

Suggested applications: Mercury analysis of drinking water, surface water, ground water, wastewater and seawater.

Unique features: Uses a combination of atomic fluorescence spectroscopy, and atomic absorption spectroscopy technologies, has dual detection capability, fast analysis, easy maintenance, lowest detection, high dynamic range, official methods compliance

Manufacturer: PerkinElmer, Inc.

Product name: NexION 350 ICP mass spectrometers

New this year: New analyzing quadrupole, now made of a unique steel alloy for negligible thermal expansion.

Used for: Lab analysis

Primary benefits: 100,000 data points per second, new workflow-based software, automated method setup tools, online auto-dilution systems, laser ablation, flow injection, and field flow fractionalization. particle composition, concentration, size and size distribution can be determined in a single analysis.

Unique features: 10,000 data points per second data acquisition rates, combines real-time single particle acquisition with fast data processing for routine analytical use

Manufacturer: SciAps, Inc.

Product name: Z500

LIBS–AES spectrometers

New this year: first introduction of our handheld LIBS analyzer at Pittcon; everything about it is new.

Used for: Handheld/portable applications

Special features: The Z500 Handheld LIBS analyzer can analyze elements from H to U in as little as 1 s, measures elements as low in atomic number as H to Na, can measure liquids, powders and solids as well as conductive and nonconductive surfaces, housed in a ruggedized, sealed handheld configuration using an eye-safe high energy pulsed laser excitation source,a high resolution spectrometer and an advanced couple device (CCD) detector.

Suggested applications: Alloy chemistry and grade match, alloy PMI, scrap sorting, rocks, ores and minerals, soils, plastics and coatings, regulatory screening, unversity research and education, laboratory prescreening of ICP/AAS samples

Unique features: Wide range, high resolution spectrometer, High resolution camera and video with autofocus and auto-calibration, OPTi-Purge technology for low level detection of light elements, rastered 2D laser for advanced, agile analysis for averaged and precise locations down to 50 μm, Google powered and apps driven like a smartphone or tablet, World of App compatibility with Android SHARE feature.

Manufacturer:Teledyne Leeman Labs, Inc.

Product name: Prodigy7

ICP-OES spectrometer

New this year: Large format, advanced CMOS array detector, full wavelength coverage from 135 nm to 1100 nm, 500 mm, low stray light optics, full spectral access (FSA) available in axial, radial, and dual-view configurations, twist-n-lock, auto-aligning sample introduction system, compact benchtop design, fast system startup and reduced gas consumption

Dimensions: 23.6 in (59.8 cm) x 48 in (121.9 cm) x 23 in (58.4 cm)

Weight: 227 lb (105 kg)

Measurement mode: Atomic emission

Suggested applications: Elemental analysis

Primary benefits: Compact size, reduced gas consumption, faster start-up time, twist lock sample introduction system, advanced camera/spectrometer design, quantitative full frame capability, simple to maintain and service may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Unique features: New CMOS based array detector, 16 times faster than previous CID based detector, provides better analytical linearity, increases the maximum number of wavelengths hat can be in a single analytical method, allows full frame images to give concentration information on unknown samples. Twist lock sample introduction system, removes operator variability from sample introduction, removed from instrument in seconds without tools, automatic torch positioning, built-in adjustment scale for different matrices, automatic connection of coolant and auxiliary gases, can adjust torch position while plasma is ignited, compatibility with a wide variety of spray chambers, nebulizer and accessories.

Manufacturer: TSI, Inc.

Product name: Chemlogix

Handheld LIBS spectrometer

New this year: This is TSI's first commercial introduction of its ChemLogix handheld laser-induced breakdown spectrometer (LIBS) product.

Used for: Handheld/portable elemental analysis

Dimensions: ~12 in. x 3.5 in. x 6 in.; weight: ~4 lb

Accessory: Comes with a hard-side carrying case, 2 batteries, charger and PC software.

Measurement mode: Optical emission spectroscopy

Special features: Battery powered, easily swapped. A ruggedized elemental analyzer, and the first of its kind with an eye safe laser, that can elementally analyze solids in as little as one second.

Software: Available as separate product

Suggested applications: Field research, quality control and mobile lab markets.

Primary benefits: All-in-one handheld LIBS.

Unique features: Designed for field use, NEMA-3/IP-54 rated, class 1 eye-safe laser.

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