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.

Suitable sample matrices
Dry wood or pulp powder
Required sample quantity
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)
Available quality systems
Accredited testing laboratory
Device types


First sample (Excl. VAT):
266 €
Additional samples (Excl. VAT):
137 €per sample

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