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2G - Vegetation Unashed - ICP-MS

Raw vegetation samples are digested in aqua regia at 95°C for 2 hours. Resultant sample solutions are diluted and analyzed on a Perkin Elmer Sciex ELAN 6000, 6100 or 9000  ICP/MS. A blank is run every 69 samples. Two digested controls are analyzed every 69 samples. Duplicates are digested and analyzed every 14 samples. Instrument is recalibrated every 69 samples. 

 

Required Preparation: Code  B2 (dry and macerate vegetation in a Retsch cutting mill with internal 1 mm sieve)  

 

Code 2G Elements and Detection Limits (ppb, except where noted)

Element

Detection Limit

Element

Detection Limit

Element

Detection Limit

Element

Detection Limit

Ag

3

Er

0.4

Mo

10

Sr

40

Al

4 ppm

Eu

0.2

Na

5 ppm

Ta

0.2

As

10

Fe

3 ppm 

Nb

2

Tb

0.2

Au

0.2

Ga

4

Nd

5

Te

8

B

1 ppm

Gd

0.4

Ni

50

Th

2

Ba

100

Ge

3

P

4 ppm

Ti

150

Be

30

Hf

0.4

Pb

50

Tl

1

Bi

2

Hg

2

Pd

0.2

Tm

0.1

Ca

25 ppm

Ho

0.2

Pr

1

U

1

Cd

6

In

0.2

Pt

0.2

V

10

Ce

15

K

10 ppm

Rb

10

W

25

Co

4

La

10

Re

0.2

Y

2

Cr

100

Li

10

Sb

10

Yb

0.4

Cs

0.2

Lu

0.5

Se

10

Zn

400

Cu

50

Mg

2 ppm

Sm

1

Zr

20

Dy

0.5

Mn

100

Sn

50


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