Overcoming Challenges in Elemental Speciation Techniques

Oral Presentation

Prepared by M. Kelinske
Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2850 Centerville Road, Wilmington, DE, 19808, United States


Contact Information: mark.kelinske@agilent.com; 205-529-7065


ABSTRACT

Elemental speciation is becoming a common methodology in the routine environmental laboratory. While analysts may be experienced in the operation of liquid chromatography and ICP-MS environmental methods, new challenges occur when the techniques are coupled for a hyphenated method such as HPLC-ICP-MS. In this work, we will explore some common problems associated with elemental speciation analysis and liquid chromatography sample introduction systems. We will also discuss solutions to a few common challenges, proper plumbing, and some advanced system configurations.