Tools for Diagnostics of Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometers

  • D. Švejcarová Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Technology, Brno,
  • M. Fišera Institute of Food Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic


This review deals with the diagnostics of inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectrometers (ICP-OES). Based on several simple measurements, the performance, precision and reliability of all parts of the instrument (generator, nebulizer, optical parts, detector) and stability of the whole system were tested. The tests were performed within one month and repeated after some time. The two test series were compared and the influence of instrument handling on the analytical results was discussed.