The ICP-OES is used for multi-element determination of mainly metallic elements presented in a sample solution. The solution is transformed into a spray and presented to an argon plasma. The resulting optical radiation is analyzed by a spectrometer. A program is used to control the instrument and process the data. The instrument needs to be maintained.
John has worked in the field of analytical chemistry for over 45 years and has gained experience in a wide variety of analytical techniques and instrumentation in several industries and applications. He has always been interested in understanding the technology well and utilizing it at its optimum in order to produce reliable and accurate chemical data. To this end he is committed to enable others to not only use the technology correctly but also understand what it does, how it works and how to maintain it.