Elemental analysis of wood or pulp
Determining the content of S, Na, K, Ca, Fe, Cu, Mg, Mn, Si, and P in a wood or pulp powder sample.
The sample is microwave-digested using a solution of HF, HNO₃, and HCl before the analysis. The elements are then detected using the ICP-MS technique. Results are provided as milligrams per kilogram of the sample material.
More information about the method family:ICP-MS Analysis (ICP-MS)
- Suitable sample matrices
- Dry wood or pulp powder
- Minimum sample amount
- Optimum 5 g (dry), but can be done with 1–2 g.
- Typical turnaround time
- 3 weeks after receiving the samples
- Detection limit
- Mn: 0.005 mg/kg (dry), Cu, Si: 0.1 mg/kg (dry), Mg, Na, P: 0.5 mg/kg (dry), Ca: 2 mg/kg (dry), K, S: 5 mg/kg (dry)
- Quality system
- Accredited testing laboratory
- Device types