• Simultaneous ICP Optical Emission Spectrometers Released 

Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy

Simultaneous ICP Optical Emission Spectrometers Released 

Mar 16 2015

Shimadzu has released the ICPE-9800 series of simultaneous ICP optical emission spectrometers. Featuring user-friendly software, a proprietary design, Eco mode and enabling high-speed simultaneous analysis of multiple elements, these instruments improve throughput while reducing operating costs.

The ICPE-9800 series consists of the ICPE-9810 which provides axial view plasma observation in a direction coaxial to the plasma, and the ICPE-9820 which in addition to axial view provides radial view plasma observation in the perpendicular direction. This dual view capability allows measurements to switch automatically between high-sensitivity axial view and high-accuracy radial view, enabling analysis of elements across a broad concentration range with a single method. Optimisation of the plasma torch layout and plasma conditions reduces costs and ensures stable analysis.

This series features Shimadzu's mini-torch system and Eco mode, which reduces consumption of argon gas and power during measurement standby by approximately half in comparison to previous models. Furthermore, performance is ensured even when using 99.95% pure argon gas and not the 99.999% or purer gas generally used for ICP systems, thereby helping to reduce operating costs.

In addition, a vertically-oriented torch reduces memory effects and shortens rinse time. The adoption of this torch and vacuum spectrometer enables highly stable, high-throughput analysis.

When the instrument is not running, argon consumption is eliminated as the spectrometer is not purged but kept under vacuum conditions. In addition, the new Eco mode function suppresses the argon gas flow rate and power consumption automatically during measurement standby time, so consumption of power and argon gas between measurement sequences can be reduced by approximately 50%. In some cases, this reduces operating costs by several thousands of Euros over a three-year period.

The ICPE-9820 is equipped with a function that switches measurements automatically between high-sensitivity axial view and high-accuracy radial view modes. This allows analysis of elements across a broad concentration range, from major elements in samples to traces of toxic metals in a single method.

The ICPEsolution software saves all spectral data obtained from the CCD detector. This allows users to add separate elements and wavelengths after measuring, and then check the data or re-analyse previous measurements, giving highly flexible analysis.

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