Strategies for Improving Washout and Efficiency using EPA Method 200.8


Available on Demand
Airdate: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
Duration: 60 Minutes


Learn strategies from three industry experts that can improve your ICP-MS laboratory’s throughput and efficiency of running EPA 200.8. First, we will introduce a new cyclonic spray chamber, designed specifically to improve washout efficiency and maintain optimum ICP-MS analytical performance. To complement this, we will then discuss various techniques and rinse chemistries to reduce carryover of troublesome elements, such as B, Hg, Pb and Sb. We will conclude with microwave digestion tips and best practices for drinking, surface and ground waters in addition to solid waste samples.

What You’ll Learn

  • New cyclonic spray chamber design to improve ICP-MS washout efficiency
  • Suggestions for calibration strategies regarding chemical compatibility
  • Tips to reduce carryover effects from troublesome elements
  • Lowering your cost per sample with microwave digestion

Who Should Attend

Great educational opportunity for laboratories analyzing trace elements with EPA method 200.8. Learn strategies to improve results with stable calibration standards, proper mass selection and instrument settings, enhance washout efficiency to reduce carryover of troublesome elements, in addition to lowering your cost per sample with microwave digestion.


Dr. Ryan Brennan
Glass Expansion
Thomas Kozikowski
Inorganic Ventures
Bob Lockerman
Global Product Manager - Analytical Division
CEM Corporation

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