13 September 2015 | Mining & exploration, Coal quality | Technical, Announcement
ALS Coal Newcastle (ACTEST Newcastle) has recently achieved NATA accreditation for Trace Metals analysis in coals and coke by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICPMS).
ICP-MS has many advantages over other elemental analysis techniques such as atomic absorption and optical emission spectrometry, including ICP Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES).
- Detection limits for most elements equal to or better than those obtained by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (GFAAS)
- Higher throughput than GFAAS
- The ability to handle both simple and complex matrices with a minimum of matrix interferences due to the high-temperature of the ICP source