Accessories for Elemental Analysis

  • AAS / AFS
  • ICP-OES 
  • ICP-MS
  • C/N/S/Cl Analysis

Accessories for Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

Autosampler for high sample throughput and routine overnight operation

The AS-F and AS-FD autosamplers for flame and hydride technologies and AS-GF for graphite furnace use provide unique flexibility and efficiency in routine analysis. In addition to standard functions, the autosamplers provide automatic sample feed and standard preparation, intelligent sample dilution and concentration, automated dosage of modifiers and automatic depth adjustment. Combined with high dosage accuracy and intelligent cleaning control when concentrations are exceeded, they make unattended operations (even overnight) a matter of routine and ensure smooth processes and high sample throughputs. Sample preparation is reduced to a minimum, improving the cost per sample and your profitability.

AS-FD allows for fully automatic sample dilution up to a factor of 1:800 for a single dilution step.

Easy handling of matrix-rich samples – Switching valve technology - SFS 6.0

The Segmented Flow Star, SFS 6.0, allows for the sample feed system and the burner head to be continuously rinsed thanks to the segmented feed of very small sample volumes by means of time-controlled flow injection. This results in more stable flame temperatures and consequently better analytical precision. The SFS 6.0 also reduces carryover effects on samples with high salt and matrix content, sample consumption, and the risk of burner head clogging.

Automatic burner head cleaning – the Scraper

The Scraper, an intelligent cleaning device for the burner head, makes operations easier, especially when using the acetylene/nitrous oxide flame. It automatically cleans the burner slot before each measurement as well as in standby mode, ensuring continuous and reproducible measurements in routine analysis, and increasing laboratory safety and precision of results.

Intuitive method development for the graphite furnace – USB oven camera

Optimization and monitoring of atomization conditions for ideal signal characteristics and very short integration times.

Hydride systems for the detection of mercury and hydride-forming elements

A selection of modular hydride systems allows for the targeted analysis of mercury and hydride-forming elements such as antimony, arsenic, and selenium in flame and graphite furnace mode. Batch, flow, and amalgamation setups can be used, depending on your application. All hydride systems are compliant with the appropriate DIN, ISO, EPA and ASTM methods for mercury and hydride testing.

  • Improved detection limits for flame and graphite furnace applications
  • Flow and batch mode for high throughput and low detection limits
  • Amalgamation module for the best detection limits in mercury testing

Solid sampler: SSA 600 with liquid dosing module for direct solid AAS

SSA 600 provides the prerequisites for the application of solid AA for direct solid AAS in routine analysis. A specially optimized sample carrier can be used for many kinds of solids and ensures reliable transfer processes in sample feeding and optimum atomizing conditions in the solid tube. Not only transport of the loaded sample carrier into the furnace but also weighing with the fully integrated microbalance is completely automated. An optional liquid dosing unit allows a calibration with liquid standards and the automatic addition of modifiers.

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Accessories for ICP-OES and ICP-MS

Customized sample introduction kits

Matrix-optimized sample introduction kits guarantee optimal adaptation of the instrument to your application and ensure reliable results and easy handling.

Sample introduction kits for ICP-OES

  • Standard-Kit für die Probenzuführung von wässrigen Proben
  • Organik-Kit für die Probenzuführung von petrochemischen Proben und organischen Lösungsmittel
  • Salz-Kit für die Probenzuführung von wässrige Proben mit hohen Salzgehalten
  • HF-Kit für die Probenzuführung von flusssäurehaltigen Proben (HF), z.B. bei der Analyse refraktärer Metalle, Seltener Erden oder in mineralogischen Anwendungen

Sample introduction kits for ICP-MS

  • Standard-Kit für die Probenzuführung von wässrigen Proben mit moderater Säurekonzentration (<10 % HNO3 oder HCl)
  • Organik-Kit für die Probenzuführung von organischen Lösungsmitteln und sonstige organische Matrizes
  • Geochem-Kit aus korrosionsbeständigem PFA-Material, inkl. Saphir-Injektor für die teilweise zerlegbar Torch
  • Inert-Semicon-Kit aus korrosionsbeständigem PFA-Material, inkl. Platininjektor für die teilweise zerlegbar Torch

Internal standards kit

for automatic addition of an internal standard solution, available for ICP-OES and ICP-MS

Autosampler

  • ASPQ 3300 for fully automated sample feeding for PlasmaQuant PQ 9000 for sampling up to 114 samples, expandable to a maximum of 192 samples
  • Teledyne-Cetac Autosampler ASX-560 with integrated rinsing function for fully automated sample introduction for PlasmaQuant PQ 9000 and PlasmaQuant MS for sampling up to 250 samples
  • ESI Autosampler SC-4 DX Basic FAST for fully automated sample introduction for PlasmaQuant MS for sampling up to 250 samples, including a sample rack for micro quantities with 21 positions. 

Hydride systems for the detection of mercury and hydride forming elements

  • HS PQ hydride system for ICP-OES and ICP-MS with continuous addition of reducing agent for simultaneous determination of hydride and classical elements
  • HS PQ Pro hydride system for ICP-OES and ICP-MS with continuous addition of reducing agent for the targeted determination of hydride elements with best sensitivity

Nitrox for ICP-MS

Integrated MFC gas control unit for ICP-MS for addition of nitrogen and oxygen for improved performance in petrochemical applications (O2) and more efficient ionization of arsenic and selenium (N2)

Read more about the Nitrox and its function in TechNote Nitrox

Aerosol dilution for ICP-MS

for direct analysis of samples with a high TDS content in the range of a 5-fold or 10-fold dilution.

Learn more about aerosol dilution in the PlasmaQuant MS instruments in TechNote Aerosol Dilution

Platinum interface cones

for petrochemical applications in combination with Nitrox or for applications with highly corrosive acids such as HF, H2SO4, H3PO4 oder HCl4 

Hydrogen generator

Hydrogen generator with automatic drying technology for the safe and effective generation of high-purity hydrogen. The combination of hydrogen and helium as collision and reaction gas serves to minimize all plasma- and matrix-based interferences within the iCRC technology for optimal performance and lowest detection limits.

Sample supply using oneFAST

With the oneFAST accessories, the sample throughput is increased by reducing the sample volume and rinsing times, thus reducing operating costs. It contains a fully automatic and easy to install unit with injection valve and vacuum pump. The oneFAST accessories can be used as a stand-alone unit or as an integrated valve module. It is compatible with the ASPQ 3300 autosampler and the Cetac ASX-5xx autosampler and is also available as an upgrade option for autosamplers.

Also available with peltier cooled cyclone spray chamber.

Coupling techniques for ICP-MS

LC-ICP-MS – speciation analysis
PQ LC/IC and Clarity HPLC software − to control the complete HPLC workflow
Learn more about LC-ICP-MS

LA-ICP-MS – laser ablation Triggerbox
TTL – for coupling with laser ablation systems

Further accessories for ICP-MS

Our TechNote Accessories for sample introduction provides an overview of further (compatible) sample supply systems for the PlasmaQuant MS instruments for individual adaptation to your laboratory and analysis requirements.

Accessories for Elemental Analysis

ABD — automatic boat drive with cooled lock (multi EA 5000)

The automatic boat feeder with cooled lock is designed for the automatic introduction of quartz boats with liquid and solid samples into the analyzer. The cooled lock also enables the analysis of very sensitive and reactive samples as well as of samples where soot is likely to form. Combustion can be controlled and monitored with an optional flame sensor to ensure optimal reaction.

Autoinjector AI (compEAct)

Automated injection even without autosampler – The smallest and lightest semi-automatic dosing device for liquid samples on the market. Flexible filling volumes and dosing speeds allow an optimal adaption to every sample type and concentration range. The sampling takes place manually by the operator, the injection is carried out automatically, controlled by the EAvolution software.

Autoinjektor (multi EA 5000)

Automatic injector for the safe injection of liquid samples up to a volume of 100 µl. Large volumes of highly reactive samples can also be injected quickly and reliably directly into the combustion system of the analyzer multi EA 5000.

Autosampler LS1 (compEAct)

Convenient automation of small sample throughputs – The ideal solution for automated processing of small sample series. The LS 1 provides 18 positions for dosing liquids using direct injection.

Autosampler LS2 (compEAct)

Optimum solution for high sample throughputs – The LS 2 provides 120 positions for dosing liquids using direct injection. Sample quantity and dosing speed can be defined by the operator. Automatic additional rinse cycles with sample or solvent are possible at any time. This protects the system from contamination and increases the stability of the analysis results, ideal also for samples with highly varying concentrations.

Solid Autosampler FPG 48 (multi EA 4000)

Automatic sampler for the introduction of solid and pasty samples for elemental analysis and TOC and TC determination with the multi EA 4000. The samples are weighed in ceramic or quartz boats and automatically introduced into the combustion system. The speed of the sample introduction can be selected by the software which allows the analysis of very reactive samples.

GSS – Gas Sampling-System (multi EA 5000 & compEAct)

The system is designed for the introduction of gaseous samples in an unpressurized condition into the element analyzer multi EA 5000 and compEAct. The sample has to be filled/expanded into a gas bag and is then dosed into the reactor of multi EA 5000 or compEAct. The standard version doses up to 100 mL of the gas sample at variable dosage speeds.

GSS/LPG Combination Module (compEAct, multi EA 5000)

This space-saving combination of two matrix-optimized gas samplers is the perfect solution for flexible gas analysis. The GSS and LPG sampling branches are isolated from each another, which means that cross-contamination is impossible. The sample volumes are freely selectable and can be flexibly varied within a wide range. The GSS branch has been developed specifically for the dosing of pressurized gases. The LPG branch is optimized for the precise, automatic dosing of pressurized liquefied gases.

LPG 2.0 Module (compEAct, multi EA 5000)

The LPG module is ideally suited for the precise, automatic dosing of LPGs. There is no need for expensive sample pre-treatment like compression or a relaxation in Tedlar ™ Bags. Sampling is done directly from the liquid phase, effectively avoiding sample modification or a loss of sample components. The high-performance Peltier cooling of the dosing valve prevents uncontrolled, early evaporation of the sample matrix and thus bubble formation. The sample volumes can variably be defined by the user. A heated evaporation chamber and the use of Sulfinert®-coated components ensure the complete transfer of all sample components even in the trace range.

MMS 5000 – Multi Matrix Sampler (multi EA 5000)

The sampler MMS 5000 is designed for the automatic introduction of liquid and solid samples for analysis with the multi EA 5000. It allows a high degree of automation in routine analysis. The sampler can be used for the vertical and the horizontal furnace mode. It can be complemented with diverse sample tablets including a heated one.

TIC Solids Module (multi EA 4000)

The TIC solids module complements the multi EA 4000 for direct determination of TIC in solids by acidification and purging of the produced carbon dioxide, which is then detected by the NDIR detector of the basic device. The TIC module makes it possible to determine TOC using the difference method (TC-TIC=TOC).

TOC Module (multi EA 5000)

The expansion of the multi EA 5000 with the TOC module enables the determination of the carbon content in aqueous samples by digestion with the aid of thermocatalytic high-temperature oxidation according to national and international standards.