At analytica 2018 in Munich, Analytik Jena will be presenting a new HPLC module for its Plasma Quant MS mass spectrometer series
Jena/Germany — The new solution combines mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-MS) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). By separating various species of an element using HPLC, the mass spectrometer can deliver even more precise results, the company claims. This would make the technology suitable for special analyses and would make an entire series of routine analyses more efficient, quicker, and more accurate. Furthermore, no additional work is required by the laboratories.
High precision is needed primarily in sectors that must be able to detect ever tinier traces of elements in their products and processes. For example, in the food industry the combination of Plasma Quant MS and PQ LC simplifies the detection of toxic and non-toxic element species. The precision and accuracy of the measurement results also benefit from this method. The detection limits here are in the ng/L range.
There are three versions of the PQ LC modules: The compact PQ LC for routine applications in small lab environments, the standard version of PQ LC for numerous routine and special applications, and the PQ IC ion chromatography system. Individual adaptations to customer requirements and subsequent retrofitting of existing PQ LC modules are also possible.