ICP - Inductively Coupled Plasma
ICP Analysis, often referred to as ICP-AES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy) determines elemental composition of metals and non-metallic materials. Test results provide concentrations of trace to major compositional elements.
How an ICP Test is Performed
An ICP Test is performed with an Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer. The sample and solution combination is aerosolized in argon gas and presented to heated plasma. Light wavelengths emitted by the plasma flame are measured.
What an ICP Analysis Indicates
- Presence of Contaminants
- Presence of Additives
- Type of Material Based on Elemental Profile
ICP Test Applications
- Analysis of used oils and solvents
- Analysis of water
- Analysis of plastics
ICP Analysis ASTM Standards
IMR Test ICP analysis is performed according to the following ASTM standards:
- ASTM E3061
- ASTM E2371
- ASTM D1976; CAP-017
ICP Analysis Identification of Elemental Composition
Trace metals detected and measured by ICP:
- Aluminum, Arsenic, Boron, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth
- Calcium, Cadmium, Cerium, Cobalt, Chromium, Cesium, Copper
- Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gold, Gallium, Germanium
- Iron, Iodine, Indium, Iridium, Lead, Lithium
- Mercury, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum
- Sodium, Nickel, Potassium, Phosphorus, Palladium, Platinum
- Rubidium, Rhenium, Rhodium, Ruthenium
- Silver, Sulfur, Antimony, Scandium, Selenium, Silicon
- Tin, Tantalum, Thorium, Titanium ,Thallium
- Vanadium, Tungsten, Yttrium, Ytterbium, Zinc
- and other metals and metal species
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Antimony Analysis (ICP)
Cadmium Analysis (ICP)
Carbon, Sulfur, Hydrogen, Oxygen & Nitrogen
Contaminant/ Corrodent Analysis
Halogen Analysis (IC)
Heavy Metals Analysis
Hex Chrome (UV-VIS)
PMI Testing (Positive Material ID)
Particle Size Analysis
Powdered Metal Analysis
Precious Metal Assay
Resistivity (ASTM D1125)
Trace Element Analysis
Unknown Alloy Identification
Unknown Material Identification
Precious metals detected and measured by ICP Analysis:
- Plating and Other Aqueous Solutions
ICP ANALYSIS FAQ'S
As little as a few milligrams are needed for an ICP test; however, the testing is typically done in batches, with several samples tested concurrently.
The typical process of an ICP test with the generation of analytical results is completed within a few hours. Most samples can be tested within two days of receipt.
- ICP analysis cost varies per material and the quantities tested. For more information, request a quote.
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