Fast and reliable methodologies for water quality control
What we offer:
A Spanish research group in University of Alicante has developed water quality control methods which are based on the use of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer. This is a versatile system that allows to determine elemental composition of liquid samples in a fast and accurate fashion. There are two big groups of parameters that can be determined through this technique:
- Method for the determination of carbon related parameters (Total organic carbon, volatile organic carbon, non-volatile organic carbon, inorganic carbon, etc.) that are also able to provide information on the content of heavy metals at low, medium and high concentrations. All these parameters can be determined separately and simultaneously. The system can be adapted to the customer requirements.
- An ionic balance can also be done in which both anions and cations are simultaneously determined with a single system.
To obtain this kind of information, the spectrometer is equipped with dedicated accessories that permit the isolation and/or chemical transformation of a given species into a suitable compound to be determined. These accessories are used on line and are fully automated. The kind of information obtained depends on the requirements. The time required to carry out this kind of analysis is shorter than that required by the conventional instrumentation. Furthermore, some problems associated to the use of these methods are overcome with the proposed accessories.
The main innovative aspect of using this methodology is the application of a single instrument equipped with automated accessories to the simultaneous determination of organic as well as inorganic water parameters.
These are the most important advantages of this technology:
- Shortening of the total analysis time
-Reduction of limits of detection of some of the determined species with respect to other conventional methods
-Mitigation of problems caused by complicated water samples (e.g., seawater, waste water…)
What are we looking for:
Partners interested in developing new accessories for water quality control or in implementing in the laboratory the developed methods are sought.
Research & Development
- ] Analytical chemistry
- ] Environment
- ] Waste management
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- Research and development
- Technical Co-operation