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ActLabs ICP-ES 3 elements (Ti, P, S) (part of the Ultratrace 2 aqua regia package)

Activation Laboratories ICP-ES 3 elements (Ti, P, S) (part of the Ultratrace 2 aqua regia package)

General Methodology:

Actlabs Ultratrace 2

A 0.5 g sample is digested in aqua regia at 90°C in a microprocessor controlled digestion block for 2 hours.  The solution is diluted and analyzed by ICP/MS using a Perkin Elmer SCIEX ELAN 6000, 6100 or 9000 ICP/MS.  One blank is run for every 68 samples.  An in-house control is run every 33 samples.  Digested standards are run every 68 samples.  After every 15 samples, a digestion duplicate is analyzed.  Instrument is recalibrated every 68 samples.

Certain elements (Ti, P and S) are analyzed by ICP/OES using a Varian 735 ES.  This extends the dynamic range for a number of elements as well.  International certified reference materials USGS GXR-1, GXR-2, GXR-4 and GXR-6 are analyzed at the beginning and end of each batch of samples.  Internal control standards are analyzed every 10 samples and a duplicate is run for every 10 samples.  This digestion is not total and will not dissolve silicates some oxides and resistate minerals (e.g., zircon, monazite, sphene, etc.).

[Description taken from ActLabs website, Jan 6th, 2015]


Sample material: solid

Sample weight: 500 milligrams

Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

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


Hydride evolution

Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> Aqueous dissolution >> Acid >> Moderate Acid >> Aqua Regia (s.l.)


Aqua Regia (s.s.) | Lefort | Aqua Regia (Acme/BVM) | Aqua regia (NGR) | Aqua regia (NASGLP)

Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  2698     Ti_ICPES  0.01
2  2699     P_ICPES  10
3  2700     S_ICPES  0.001

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  275     ActLabs Ultratrace 2 – aqua regia (2010) (S dl = 0.001 %)
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