Agilent to bring down cost of multi-element analysis

Testing solutions major Agilent Technologies has introduced a new spectrometer that will enable laboratories to run more samples and generate more revenue.

Agilent 4210 microwave plasma-atomic emission spectrometer runs on air rather than flammable gas – a feature of Agilent MP-AES systems – making it both safer and less expensive to operate. This is important to laboratories in the food, agriculture, petrochemical, environmental and mining industries.

The 4210 features an advanced valve system, an inert torch, a humidifier, a temperature-controlled spray chamber, a multimode sample-introduction system, and enhanced diagnostics software – extending the instrument’s analytical performance, sample throughput and ease of use.

Agilent said the new automation software enables remote elemental analysis. This flexibility offers new possibilities for applications such as on-site process stream monitoring and environmental monitoring.

“With the MP-AES system integrated into our technology, we can quickly analyze all the elements we want with excellent repeatability, accuracy and detection limits. The low cost of operation and inherent safety of the MP-AES also makes it ideally suited to this remote river water application,” said Michael Wang, general manager of Etran Technologies.

“Laboratories that have the new 4210 MP-AES will have access to the lowest cost elemental analysis possible, giving them a competitive advantage over labs that don’t have it,” said Philip Binns, Agilent vice president of spectroscopy products.

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