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Poster

ESI - PKI Ultra High Speed Analysis of Soils by ICP-OES

Introduction

Commercial soil testing laboratories and industrial agrochemicals manufacturers routinely test soil for nutrients to enable agriculturists and farmers to make informed decisions to improve crop yield with fertilizer formulation and application. At key times of the year, soil testing labs and chemicals manufacturers may be required to analyze several thousand samples per day, necessitating high throughput solutions.

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) has been routinely used by soil and chemicals laboratories to determine soil nutrients due to its ability to determine all the nutrient elements simultaneously, which drastically improves laboratory productivity. Utilizing a high-speed Mehlich-3 extraction method and a FAST sample introduction system for ICP-OES reduces soil nutrient analysis to as little as 6-7 seconds per sample. Download this poster to learn how this solution greatly simplifies method development and leads to more trouble-free analyses for the high-throughput soil testing laboratory.