Member since: 2017
Organization: University of Texas-Arlington
Determining the need to easily access raw data will influence purchase decision.
Application Area: Environmental
"We currently test high matrix, high salinity produced water samples from unconventional oil and gas extraction processes. Shimadzu’s ICPE 9000 instrument functions very well, but the database could be improved. Advantages: The quick analysis time allows for high throughput of the samples. The software is very user-friendly. Disadvantages: There does not seem to be a quick way to “group” samples to their calibration curve when using standard addition so that multiple samples can be run in one batch. Also, the only way to access raw data is through ASCII or copying it into Excel. Sequel or a comparable database would be preferred to allow for more capabilities to analyze data and trends, or correlating data other sample information."
Member since: 2016
Organization: Univ. Of Texas At Arlington
Helpful Method Development Wizards for Method Robustness
"This ICP-OES has worked well for the past 5 years in a core lab with various users and experience levels. We perform groundwater analysis with a couple student users. The hardware options are diverse enough to have nebulizers available for our groundwater at various flow rates and those more suited for organic matrices. The flexibility of axial or radial emission monitoring expands the range of concentrations we can measure. Software wizards monitor possible interferences and suggest optimum wavelengths based upon matrix and other analytes present. Operation has been fairly easy for students to understand. The 4 stars for "After Sales Care" is due to the fact that since this is more of a specialty instrument, Shimadzu does not have a service staff or part inventory as large as their chromatography or MS market. That being said, it may be quite competitive in the ICP world."
The ICPE-9000’s innovative Mini Torch minimizes cost by reducing consumption of argon gas to half that of conventional torches.
The ICPE-9000 features easy-to-use, innovative ICPEsolution Software, which offers such features as a Method Development Assistant and a Diagnosis Assistant and easily handles automatic wavelength optimization as well as interference corrections.