A new research capability: Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)


A new research capability is available to SARCCM: Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) equipment for detection of contaminant metals in water and sediment

The recent installation of a Perkin Elmer Optima 8000 ICP-OES brings new analytical capabilities to SARCCM and UNSW Canberra. Research projects on water quality and water quality management are continuing, and this new capability means new research projects. The new instrument offers the capability of detecting a wide range of trace metals faster and cheaper, and with less environmental cost. It provides the basic analytical tools needed for UNSW Canberra and SARCCM to engage in environmental water quality analyses in Geography, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering and Coastal Zone Research including coupled Catchment-Estuary modelling.