OPTICAL EMISSION SPECTROMETRY WITH INDUCTION COUPLED PLASMA EMITATION
Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-OES) emission spectrometry is an analytical technique used to detect most elements of the periodic table. It is a type of emission spectroscopy in which inductively coupled plasma excites atoms, which then emit radiation with a wavelength characteristic of a given element. The intensity of the light emission is proportional to the concentrations of the element in the sample.
The main advantage of ICP over ASA is its much higher sensitivity.
We use the ICP technique in our laboratory to test water samples, various types of solid samples after mineralization, large amounts of oils and hemp. It is a perfect complement to XRF spectrometry.