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Application Note

Multi-Elemental Analysis of Soils Using the NexION ICP-MS

Introduction

The elemental analysis of soils is of vital importance not only for agriculture, but also from an environmental perspective. Toxic metals enter soil primarily through pollution and can be taken up directly by humans in various manners, potentially causing acute or chronically toxic responses. Therefore, the identification of pollutants and determination of the level of toxic elements present in the soil are important aspects to be considered.

This work demonstrates the ability of the NexION® ICP-MS to easily analyze 21 elements in soil over an extended period of time with outstanding accuracy and stability, delivering a complete solution to addressing the challenges in soil analysis.