Increased laboratory productivity for ICPOES applied to U.S. EPA method 6010C
The use of an ESI SC FAST autosampler coupled to a Perkin Elmer Optima 7300 DV ICP can dramatically improve productivity for the analysis of environmental samples using EPA SW-846 Method 6010C. Sample throughput, as determined by sample-to-sample run time can be improved by as much as 100% as compared to traditional sample introduction systems and autosampler configurations. Both sample analysis time and rinse out time are significantly reduced, allowing for a doubling of overall productivity. In addition, stability of the plasma and instrument is very robust allowing for long, unattended run times while meeting calibration and method QC requirements. Valuable man hours spent on instrument maintenance and recalibration are reduced. This paper will demonstrate that these productivity enhancement claims can be accomplished for implementation SW-846 Method 6010C.