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Inductivily Coupled Plasma mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
About Instrument and its applications-
The ICP-MS at IIT Roorkee caters to the need of various users from all over the country since 2005.Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is the fastest multi-element trace element analysis technique. ICP-Q-MS is mainly used for rapid, precise and accurate trace (<1000 ppm) element determinations in liquid and solid samples, but other applications include isotopic determinations and speciation studies. The power of modern ICP-Q-MS resides in its ability to rapidly measure trace elements at very low detection limits (to sub parts per trillion levels) as well as minor and major elements (at parts per million levels) in the same analytical run on suitably diluted samples.
Type: Inductively Coupled Plasma Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer
ICP-MS Applications:
The most common applications for ICP-MS are in biological, environmental, geological, and industrial fields. The following is a modest list of materials that have been analyzed by ICP-MS.
Archeological Applications: raw materials
Biological and Applications: bones, feathers, hair, human breath, milk, shells, stomach contents, teeth, tissues, urine, zooplankton.
Plants: barks, fertilizers, fruits, grass, leaves, mushrooms, roots, tree rings, wood.
Foods: beverages, food packaging, juices, milk, metabolites, rice flour, seafood, wine. Health sciences: pathology, chemotherapy drugs, illicit drugs, medicines, toxicology studies, metabolism studies, dietary supplements.
Earth Science Applications: fossils, minerals, meteorites, rocks, soil, waters.
Environmental Applications: atmospheric deposits (wet, dry), pollution, brines, car exhaust particles, coal fly ash, dust, gases from landfills, organic waste, paint, snow, sludge.
Industrial Applications: alloys, automobile catalytic converters, ceramics, dyes, glass, nuclear industry products, paint, paper, petroleum based products, plastics, rare earth element compounds, steel, silica, superconductors, sulfides.
General Information-
Make- Perkin Elmer
Model- ELAN DRC-e
Year of Installation- 2004
  • Detection range and limit : Li to U, up to sub ppb
  • Frequency                :  40 MHz, free running
  • Power                         :  1600 Watts
  • Torch                         :  Concentric Quartz Tube
  • Injector               :  Alumina, 2.0 mm i. d.
  • Spray Chamber           :  Scott Type
  • Nebulizer                      : Cross flow design with Gem Tips
  • Variable speed Peristaltic Pump
  • Dynamic Reaction Cell
Sample Requirements-
  • Nitric acid based liquid samples.
Analytical Charges-
For Charges Information Click Below Link-
Procedure for Sample Submission-
For users of IIT Roorkee Only
Internal candidates have to first register themselves at following portal-
Obtain a Token ID after logging in to above portal and then submit application (which can be downloaded from below link) mentioning the token ID, registration no. along with other relevant details to the IIC office.
For Downloading application click here-
For users other than IIT Roorkee
The Application (duly forwarded by concerned department HOD/Guide) along with analytical charges (in the form of Demand Draft) mentioning all the relevant parameters related to analysis may be sent to the below mentioned address-
Institute Instrumentation Centre
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Mode of Payment:
For users of IIT Roorkee Only
The payment may be made in advance (In Cash) at Institute Instrumentation Centre Office.
For users other than IIT Roorkee
The payment should be made in the form of a Demand Draft in favor of “Dean SRIC, IIT Roorkee”. The DD should be sent along with your application and Samples.
NOTE: The DD amount should include service tax as per GOI rules.
 Senior Scientific Officer
 Office Tel: +91-1332-285384;
Contact Person
Technical Officer
Office Tel: +91-1332-286267