PE Elan DRC Resources




In the EWRE labs, there are two Perkin Elmer ICP instruments available for analysis of metals and some metalloids. In addition to an emission instrument (Perkin Elmer Optima 5300 DV) there is an ICP-mass spectrometer (Perkin Elmer Elan 9000 ). This is located in Bay E of 301 Elab II, and is equipped with an autosampler and an HPLC inlet system. The ICP/MS is commonly used for analysis of drinking waters, surface waters, membrane reject and wastewaters. It includes a dynamic reaction cell, which allows one to eliminate certain types of interfering ions. Overall this is an extremely sensitive and powerful instrument for metals analysis. It can also be use as an element-specific detector for HPLC, and is sometimes linked to one of our Alliance instruments for this purpose (see LC-ICP/MS link below).


Useful Documents

Relevant Methods and SOPs



Unit Identifiers

Name Model # Ser# Manufacturer
Mass Spectrometer
Elan DRC-e 9000 W0910405 Perkin Elmer
Vacuum Pump
Controlling Software
Elan 3.4     Perkin Elmer

In-House Expertise

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