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ICP-OES – Highlights
Teach Me in 10 – An Introduction to ICP-OES With Ross Ashdown
In this installment of Teach Me in 10, we're joined by Ross Ashdown, who talks us through the basic concepts of inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry, or ICP-OES.
ICP-OES – ICP Chemistry, ICP-OES Analysis, Strengths and Limitations
Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) is an analytical technique that is used to identify the atomic composition of a sample. In this article we will explore how the technique works, what it tells us, strengths, limitations and common problems, and how it compares to other techniques in this analytical niche.
ICP-OES vs ICP-MS
Both inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) are analytical techniques important for the analysis of trace elements in a host of mediums. Download this infographic to learn more about these techniques and their uses.
Teach Me in 10 2020–2021 Archive
A hub page dedicated to the 2020–2021 Teach Me in 10 videos published by Technology Networks.
ICP-MS — ICP-MS Instrumentation, ICP-MS Analysis, Strengths and Limitations
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a flexible chemical analysis method that can be tailored to meet the demands of a wide variety of industries. In this article, we explore how it works, what it tells us, it's strengths and limitations and how it compares to other techniques in this analytical space.
Recent Workshop Emphasizes Why the Cannabis Industry Needs To Get Better at Measuring Heavy Metals
There is no question that the lack of federal oversight with regard to heavy metals in medicinal cannabis products in the US has meant that it has been left to the individual states to regulate its use. However, the cannabis plant is known to be a hyper-accumulator of heavy metals in the soil and growing medium, so it’s critical to monitor levels to ensure cannabis products are safe to use.
Workshop on Heavy Metals in Cannabis by ICP-MS Now Available To View
Twelve months ago, in conjunction with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), I put together a workshop on measuring heavy metal contaminants in cannabis by ICP-MS in Columbia, MD. Read about some of the highlights in this article.
Heavy Metal Testing To Improve Cannabis Safety and Quality
Heavy metals are one of several possible contaminants in cannabis and cannabis products, in addition to pesticides, microbial organisms, and residual solvents. With the final implementation stage of more comprehensive testing regulations that were phased in, California-based cannabis producers are now required to test for heavy metal contaminants in products intended for retail sale.
Regulating Heavy Metal Contaminants in Cannabis: What Can Be Learned From the Pharmaceutical Industry? Part 5
Part five of our series on regulating heavy metal contaminants in cannabis will take a look at how analytical testing procedures can often lead to contamination and sources of errors if not adequately addressed.
Fast and Robust Assessment of Water Quality Using ICP-OES
Even in small quantities, many elements can have toxic effects when present in drinking supplies or food chains. As such, monitoring the trace elemental composition of drinking, waste, and surface waters (such as rivers, lakes, and ponds) is vital in the maintenance of human, animal, and environmental health.
New-generation Analytical Platform Accelerates Analysis of Trace Elements for Routine Laboratory Applications
Scientists may no longer need to limit routine trace element analysis workflow productivity with the launch of a new series of inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) instruments.