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Application Brief

Analysis of Drinking Water by ICP-OES with Axial Plasma Observation

The multi-element analysis of water is a major application for ICP-OES analyzers and this application report demonstrates the more-than-adequate capabilities of the new SPECTRO ARCOS for the analysis of metals and trace elements in drinking waters in terms of sensitivity, precision, and accuracy. This application is described in several ICP-OES standard procedures such as US-EPA Method 200.7 or ISO 11885.

The report includes the line selection, detection limits and studies on precision and accuracy. In summary, the SPECTRO ARCOS with axial plasma observation offers a simple, fast, accurate, precise and cost efficient method for the analysis of drinking water demonstrated with the excellent recoveries achieved for NIST SRM 1640.

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