Product Resources - Atomic

March 1, 2006

Volume 21, Issue 3

Acid stills

Acid stills

SPEX CertiPrep's sub-boiling acid stills employ infrared heaters to distill impurities through surface evaporation without boiling. A single distillation can reduce most impurities below parts per billion. Acids are available in dimensions of 27W x 27D x 60H. The PTFE still handles all acids except sulfuric acid, and the Quartz still handles all acids except hydrofluoric acid. Both stills produce 50 mL/h of operation. SPEX CertiPrep, Metuchen, NJ;

Instruments and supplies

SCP Science's Instruments and Supplies catalog includes products such as the company's high-volume DigiPREP LS metal digestion system, a variety of DigiSEP solid phase extraction cartridges, and PlasmaPURE Plus high purity acids. SCP Science, Champlain, NY;

ICP-OES system

SPECTRO's GENESIS SOP (Side-On-Plasma) ICP-OES system with radial plasma observation is designed to simultaneously determine more than 70 elements with a detection range of 175–777 nm. Applications include examination of industrial wastewater, analysis of wear metals and additives in oils, examination of soils and sludge in the agricultural industry, and examination of saline solutions. SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, Inc., Marlborough, MA;

ICP spectra database

Horiba Jobin Yvon's ICP spectra database is designed for the company's ACTIVA CCD ICP system. The database reportedly contains detection limits, linear ranges and line widths for over 50,000 identified peaks in addition to other peaks not found in conventional wavelength tables. Horiba Jobin Yvon, Edison, NJ;

XRF spectrometers and standards

PANalytical's XRF systems and reference standards reportedly enable industry to comply with new EU RoHS and WEEE directives, the EU packaging directive, and the end-of-life vehicles directive. Products include the EDXRF benchtop MiniPal 4 system, the porlarized EDXRF spectrometer Epsilon 5, the Axios range of WDXRF systems and the TOXEL set of certified calibration standards. PANalytical Natick, MA;

Mercury analyzer

Buck Scientific's model 410 mercury analyzer is designed for the analysis of trace levels of mercury in drinking, surface, and saline waters, as well as domestic and industrial wastes. The instrument achieves detection limits of 10 ppt/absolute mass 0.0025 mg with a 400-mm flowcell. Buck Scientific, East Norwalk, CT;

Extraction devices

Varian, Inc. offers two OMIX Array solid phase extraction devices for bioanalytical sample preparation. The micro extraction pipette tips for TOMTEC's Quadra instruments reportedly eliminate the need for vacuum processing. The 96-well plates feature small-bed processing capabilities in an SBS-compatible device designed to interface with standard 96-well liquid-handling equipment used in bioanalytical research. Varian, Inc., Palo Alto, CA;

Elemental analyzer

The Eagle III XPL micro-EDXRF spectrometer from EDAX is now available with an optional primary-beam-filter accessory that reportedly improves detection limits. The spectrometer uses capillary optics, CCD video imaging cameras, and a motorized xyz stage for nondestructive small-spot analysis correlated with video imaging. Features include simultaneous detection of elements ranging from Na through U, and little or no sample preparation requirements. Typical applications include forensics, failure analysis, coating thickness-composition measurement, quality control, and chemical imaging. EDAX, Mahwah, NJ;

Custom standards

Inorganic Ventures offers its line of custom standards. Designed to perform with efficient precision, the standards come with a certificate of analysis, which is included to provide chemists with the information they'll need to achieve successful analyses. Inorganic Ventures, Lakewood, NJ;

Digital pulse processor

Amptek's PX4 reportedly combines a digital pulse processor, a power supply, a shaping amplifier, and a multichannel analyzer. It is compatible with the company's XR-100 detectors and detectors from other manufacturers. The processor is software-driven and has 24 programmable peaking times between 0.8 and 102 µs. Amptek, Inc. Bedford, MA;

ICP spectrometer

The Prodigy high dispersion ICP spectrometer from Teledyne Leeman Labs is designed with spectral subtraction and advanced qualitative analysis capabilities. According to the comapny, these features make the instrument useful for elemental fingerprinting for QC and forensic applications. Teledyne Leeman Labs, Hudson, NH;

ICP rinse accessory

Glass Expansion's Niagara Rapid Rinse accessory is designed to shorten the analysis cycle time of an unattended ICP spectrometer run. The accessory begins the rinsing of the nebulizer and spray chamber the instant the sample measurement is completed and continues to rinse until the next sample is ready. Glass Expansion, Inc., Pocasset, MA;

High-purity salts and solutions

GFS Chemicals uses its high purity acids to manufacture salts and solutions used in trace metal analysis. According to the company, a metals basis purity of 99.999% characterizes many of its matrix modifiers and ionization buffers, such as NH4H2PO4, NH4NO3, Ni(NO3)2:6H2O, Mg(NO3)2:6H2O, Pd(NO3)2:H2O, LaCl3:7H2O, La(NO3)3:6H2O, KCl, KNO3, and LiNO3. GFS Chemicals, Inc., Powell, OH;

ICP emission spectrometers

Thermo Electron's iCAP 6300 and 6500 ICP emission spectrometers are designed to be the most compact ICP emission spectrometers available on the market. The spectrometers feature the company's charge injection device detector; a high-power, solid-state RF generator; a distributed purge system; and automated wavelength calibration. Thermo Electron, Waltham, MA;

ICP spectrometer

The Prodigy high dispersion ICP spectrometer from Teledyne Leeman Labs is designed with spectral subtraction and advanced qualitative analysis capabilities. According to the comapny, these features make the instrument useful for elemental fingerprinting for QC and forensic applications. Teledyne Leeman Labs, Hudson, NH;

Fluorescence spectrophotometer

Hitachi High Technologies America's F-7000 fluorescence spectrophotometer is designed to provide a signal-to-noise ratio of 800 and a scanning rate of 60,000 nm/min. The spectrometer has width, depth, and height dimensions of 620, 520, and 300 mm, respectively. It complies with the FDA's 21 CFR Part 11 regulations. Fluorescence applications include industrial, environmental, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology. Hitachi High Technologies America, San Jose, CA;

Portable XRF analyzers

Innov-X's Alpha Series handheld X-ray fluorescence analyzers are designed to provide fast, precise, and nondestructive elemental identification in materials ranging from plastics, soils, and alloys to liquids, powders, and coatings. Applications include electronics RoHS/WEEE screening, scrap metal recycling, quality assurance of precious metals, and environmental monitoring. Innov-X Systems, Woburn, MA;

Concentric Nebulizer

The C-Flow concentric nebulizer for ICP from Savillex Corporation is molded out of PFA and is chemically resistant to most matrices. The nebulizer is designed with a straight, fixed capillary and a one-piece gas port. According to the company, the nebulizer performs consistently at multiple flow rates and provides high sensitivity and low oxides. Savillex Corporation, Minnetonka, MN;