Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES)
Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) is an analytical technique used for the detection of trace metals. It is based on emission spectroscopy of the molecules elements which are excited by a 6000-10000°C flame plasma.
Our researchers used ICP-AES for trace metals analysis in water bodies, wastewater, soil, and also drinking water. Important examples are the presence of lead and arsenic in drinking water, lack of magnesium and potassium in desalinated water, mercury in effluent wastewater dispose to water bodies, nutrients and salts in agricultural soil, etc.
We are also using ICP-AES for studying the effectiveness of several sorption techniques (chemical filters, biological – bacteria and algae, and plants) on metals concentrations.