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GSC/AMD (surface water) ICP-ES (9 elements)

GSC Analytical Method Development Laboratory, surface water, inductively coupled plasma – emission spectrometry (Ca, Fe, Mg, K, Si, Na, P, S, Sc)

General Methodology:

Major element analysis was performed using a Perkin-Elmer 3000DV Inductively Coupled Plasma – Emission Spectrometer (ICP-ES) with a cross-flow nebuliser (solution uptake rate 1 ml min-1), a Ryton Scott-type double-pass spray chamber and a custom demountable quartz ICP-ES torch.  The argon flow rates are: Plasma 15.0 l min-1, Auxiliary 0.5 l min-1, and Nebuliser 0.7 l min-1.  The RF power is 1350 watts.  All elements were analysed in axial mode except for sodium and potassium.  These elements were run in radial mode.  Inter-element correlation factors were applied as required to correct for various spectral interferences.

(description taken from GSC Open File 1790)


Sample material: aqueous

Sample weight: unstated

Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Spectroscopy >> Electromagnetic radiation >> Visible-ultraviolet >> Atomic >> Emission >> Inductively coupled plasma


Hydride evolution

Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> None



Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  1512     Ca_ICPES  0.02
2  1513     Fe_ICPES  5
3  1514     K_ICPES  0.05
4  1515     Mg_ICPES  0.005
5  1516     Na_ICPES  0.05
6  1517     P_ICPES  0.05
7  1518     S_ICPES  0.05
8  1519     Sc_ICPES 
9  1520     Si_ICPES  0.02

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  6     GSC/AMD ICP-ES
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