This is a cooperation within NAWI Graz.
Quadrupole - Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) allows high precision elemental analysis of a variety of aqueous and dissolved materials (e.g. river water, tunnel waters, microfossils).
Filtrated and acidified aqueous samples are ionized by inductively coupled plasma. The ions are separated according to their mass-charge-ratio in a magnetic field and detected by an electron multiplier.
In general, element concentrations from 0.1 to 100 000 µg/L , but best between 1 and 100 µg/L can be analysed. Al, As, Ba, Be, B, Ca, Cd, Ce, Cr, Co, Cs, Cu, Dy, Er, Eu, Gd, Ga, Ho, Fe, La, Pb, Lu, Mg, Mn, Nd, Ni, P, K, Pr, Rb, Sm, Se, Ag, Na, Sr, S, Tl, Th, Tm, U, V, Yb and Zn are usually measured within a calibration range between 0.1 and 100 µg/L.