Application Note

Analysis of Drinking Water using Universal Collision-Reaction Gas Technology on the NexION 1000 ICP-MS


Due to increasing urbanization, industrialization, mining, and farming practices within catchment areas, the need to monitor potable drinking water for hazardous components has increased in importance. Many countries have implemented stringent criteria which need to be met before water can be distributed for human use and consumption. This require that analytical instrumentation be capable of reaching low detection limits so that trace concentrations of elements can be accurately and precisely quantified.