Overcoming Challenges in Elemental Speciation Techniques

Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples
Oral Presentation

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

Contact Information: [email protected]; 205-529-7065


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.