AF LAB – ICP TEST 1 – PROfessional water analysis
Is the information found on labels important to you when buying groceries?
Water is vital for all known forms of life, but its not just H2O in your tap, RO supply or aquarium. Let us test it for you, and we will provide a very accurate, comprehensive report indicating the chemical composition of your sample.
Our ICP-OES analysis is able to detect harmful or even toxic substances, as well as unwanted concentrations or deficiencies of 36 elements. Use that invaluable information to learn about the quality of your precious liquid, and act on it accordingly. For aquarists it means no more guesswork or guesstimations . You can easily find out which macro and trace elements need to be supplemented or are excessively present. Your task to mimic natural water environment created by nature just got easier.
ICP-OES technology explained
ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry) is a technique used to analyze chemical composition of a various types of liquid samples, e.g. drinking water, waste water or seawater.
Our laboratory is equipped with one of the most advanced and sophisticated ICP-OES spectrometers currently available on the market. It incorporates explicit plasma torch design, and patented radial and axial viewing optical system that operates on wavelength range between 130-770 nm. This cutting edge technology offers supreme optical resolution and remarkably accurate results for various sample types. Unique design overcomes the challenges produced with testing marine water.
It only takes 2 seconds for the apparatus to capture detailed snapshot, and identify chemical components of each sample. Incredibly high processing power of this system makes it possible to perform detailed analysis with sampling frequency up to 10Hz.
In our laboratory we are testing:
Li, Si, I, Ba, Mo, Ni, Mn, Be, Cr, Co, Fe, V, Zn, Hg, Se, Cd, Sn, Sb, As, Al, PB, Ti, Cu, La, Sc, W, Na, Ca, Mg, K, Br, B, Sr,S, P, PO4 + Salinity & KH!
How to prepare samples in a few simple steps…
- Rinse the test vial twice with the water intended for analysis before collecting the actual sample . Fill the vial with water and make sure, that you close it tightly
- Sign up and log in www.aquaforestlab.com . Use the vial code to register your sample
- Fill in the sender details on the enclosed envelope and mail the sample to our lab for analysis
- We will notify you by email once the results are available . Please log on www.aquaforestlab.com website in order to receive your reports
ALL THE SAMPLES MAY BE ALSO REGISTERED ON WWW.MARINLAB.COM