The Agilent 4210 MP-AES has high sensitivity, detection limits down to ppb levels and is faster than conventional flame Atomic Absorption (AA) for a typical multi-element analysis. Best of all, the Agilent 4210 MP-AES runs on air instead of combustible gases.
Lowest cost of ownership - the Agilent MP-AES runs unattended without flammable or expensive gas supply, dramatically reducing your operating cost. Use the MP-AES Cost Saving Estimator to see the savings.
Ease of use - application-specific software applets plus plug-and-play hardware ensures any user can set up quickly without method development or alignment, and with minimal training
Improved laboratory safety - in addition to eliminating flammable and oxidizing gases, the MP-AES eliminates the need to plumb multiple gases into the laboratory, or manually transport and handle gas cylinders
High performance - magnetically excited microwave plasma source provides superior detection limits and larger linear dynamic range compared to flame AA.
Robustness and reliability - ideal for industries such as food and agriculture, chemicals, petrochemicals, manufacturing, mining and for remote locations
Extend the performance - a range of accessories such as a humidifier, Advanced Valve System 4, and IsoMist temperature controlled spray chamber, extends the instrument’s capabilities, delivering stable analysis of even your toughest samples
Remote control — The MP Expert Automation Software pack allows automated remote control of the instrument, with status updates and results relayed to you in real time.
MP Expert Software - intuitive method development and software applets that include pre-set method templates, control of integrated accessories and enhanced diagnostics to maximize your instrument up time all dramatically simplify your workflow
Professor, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
"Two important advantages of this instrument are its low running costs and laboratory safety, as no expensive or flammable gases are required. Considering cost, performance, and multi-element capabilities, the Agilent MP-AES is a suitable and efficient alternative to flame AA for this application (determination of silicon in diesel and biodiesel) and presents better performance for critical elements such as the one investigated here."
"We used the MP-AES to integrate into our automated river water monitoring technology, which formerly used colorimetric and electrochemistry analyzers. With the MP-AES system integrated into our technology, we can quickly analyze all the elements we want with excellent repeatability, accuracy and detection limits. The low cost of operation and inherent safety of the MP-AES also makes it ideally suited to this remote river water application."
"Agilent’s MP-AES is well suited for the rapid elemental analysis of liquid samples such as wine and spirits. Because it is automated, it is easy to load and use, and frees-up valuable staff time with its walk-away platform. Replacing our AA instruments with the Agilent’s MP-AES has enabled us to increase both the volume and range of samples we analyze in our laboratory. The platform is robust and can quickly perform sensitive multi-element analyses on a single sample, and provides rich analysis data with its impressive software capabilities. Its lack of drift provides a consistent QC range—even after 180 sample runs—which was not the case with the AA instrument.
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Elemental analysis of crude oil provides important information in support of upstream activities such as exploration and production. During crude oil refining process, product yields can be reduced due to the presence of elements such as iron, arsenic, nickel, and lead that can affect the efficiency of catalysts or render them inactive. Vanadium compounds can cause damage to furnace linings and corrosion of boiler tubes or gas turbine blades.
Given the importance of the data provided by elemental analysis, the ability of laboratories to routinely measure an increasingly wide range of metals and non-metals in crude oil and it's products is critical. Following the most abundant elements; vanadium, nickel, and iron, typical elements present at trace levels include As, Ba, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Mo, Pb, Sb, Se, Sn, Te, V etc. ICP-MS is used for the routine trace analysis of multiple elements in complex and variable petrochemical samples. There is now a ASTM standard test method for Elemental Analysis of Distillate Products by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) (Designation: D8110 – 17). This is anticipated to be followed by a ASTM standard method on crude oil elemental anaylsis.
Another elemental anaylsis technique, Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (MP-AES) is becoming increasingly popular within the petroleum industry as an alternative to FAAS for multi-elemental analysis of organic samples. For laboratories handling organic solvents, the presence of the flame of an FAAS is a concern, requiring constant supervision. MP-AES can be operated unsupervised and can be configured for overnight operation. ASTM now has a work item (WK56841) Standard Test Method for Multielement Analysis of Crude Oils Using Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (MP-AES) proceeding through the standard test method process.
4210 MP-AES Accessories
The Agilent 4210 MP-AES is built to handle challenging applications and tough, remote environments. It comes with a variety of accessories to adapt it for a wide range of applications.
SPS 4 Autosampler
For unattended multi-element analyses
The SPS 4 is a next-generation, high-performance autosampler for atomic spectroscopy. Designed to meet the needs of high-throughput laboratories requiring a fast, high-capacity, reliable autosampler, it is also small, quiet, easy-to-use and affordable. A fully integrated environmental enclosure option is also available to protect your samples and your laboratory environment, all without compromising a millimeter of valuable bench space.
The Multi-mode Sample Introduction System provides simultaneous vapor generation of environmentally sensitive elements including As, Se, and Hg with low ppb detection limits. It delivers significantly better performance through the thin film hydride technology. Plus, it offers a choice of three modes that eliminates changeover and allows routine and hydride elements to be determined using the same set-up.
External Gas Control Module (EGCM)
For analysis of organic solvents and sulfur determination
Plug in the External Gas Control Module for easy set-up with no special torch or plasma settings required. The EGCM injects air into the plasma, minimizing carbon build up and reducing background. The air injection rate is software controlled, and method development is quick and simple. The EGCM also enables you to perform sulfur determinations using a nitrogen purge of the optics.
OneNeb Series 2
For organics and strong acids
The Agilent OneNeb Series 2 inert nebulizer is designed to handle challenging samples. The inert plastic construction is resistant to organic solvents and strong acids, while the virtually unblockable design makes it ideal for samples containing high dissolved solids.
For enhanced long term stability
The humidifier moistens the nebulizer gas and reduces buildup of high matrix samples on the sample introduction components.
For high sample throughput and reduction of consumable costs
The optional fully integrated AVS 4 is a two-position four-port switching valve that streamlines your sample analysis of even your toughest samples. The AVS 4 reduces rinse times to increase sample throughput. It also ensures sample introduction components have reduced exposure to the matrix which maximizes their lifetime and reduces your consumable costs.
The IsoMist for MP-AES is an optional temperature controlled spray chamber. It delivers excellent long-term stability for even the most difficult matrices, including volatile organic solvents and viscous oil samples. This is achieved through the ability to heat or cool the sample introduction system and hold that temperature stable.