ICP-OES metal quantification - soil, sludge, and sediment

ICP-OES measurement package for soil, sludge, or sediment samples.

Pre-treatment of the sample with aqua regia decomposition is included in the price. The following elements are quantified using the ICP-OES technique: Ag, As, Ba, Be, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Li, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, Sn, Sr, Tl, V, and Zn.

The concentrations are expressed in mg/kg d.m.

The analysis is also available with an express turnaround time. Ask our experts for more information.

Suitable sample matrices
Soil, sludge and sediment
Required sample quantity
100 g
Typical turnaround time
2 weeks after receiving the samples
Detection limit
Ag: 0.5 mg/kg d.m. As: 0.5 mg/kg d.m. Ba: 0.2 mg/kg d.m. Be: 0.01 mg/kg d.m. Cd: 0.4 mg/kg d.m. Co: 0.2 mg/kg d.m. Cr: 0.5 mg/kg d.m. Cu: 1 mg/kg d.m. Fe: 10 mg/kg d.m. Hg: 0.2 mg/kg d.m. Li: 1 mg/kg d.m. Mn: 0.5 mg/kg d.m. Mo: 0.4 mg/kg d.m. Ni: 1 mg/kg d.m. P: 5 mg/kg d.m. Pb: 1 mg/kg d.m. Sb: 0.5 mg/kg d.m. Sn: 1 mg/kg d.m. Sr: 0.1 mg/kg d.m. Tl: 0.5 mg/kg d.m. V: 0.1 mg/kg d.m. Zn: 3 mg/kg d.m.
Available quality systems
Accredited test method
Device types

Pricing and online order

Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
95 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

Samples are entered during checkout.

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