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ICP-OES
Photometry
Conductometry
ICP-OES: 60 elements
Salinity
Phosphates
Nitrates
KH
Nutrients
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ICP-OES
Photometry
Conductometry
ICP-OES: 60 elements
Salinity
Phosphates
Nitrates
KH
Nutrients

What is an ICP-OES analysis?

An ICP analysis consists in measuring the concentration of all the elements present in the sample to be analyzed, by means of a machine that generates an Argon plasma at a temperature such that all the compounds present in the water sample are broken down at the atomic level and each element it is accurately measured by means of a sophisticated optical system which detects its concentration.
Our laboratory allows to carry out ICP-OES analysis for different types of water, both marine and freshwater with accuracy and sensitivity that normal tests cannot reach.
A single Oceanlife ICP test can analyze up to 60 elements and helps solve situations that cannot otherwise be identified.

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Why are the analysis all different?
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Why are the analysis all different?

Why aren't all ICP analysis the same?

The result of the ICP analysis derives from the measurement method, the calibrations carried out, the stability of the temperature of the analysis chamber and many other factors. Different measurement methods can lead to different results while using the same machines.
Oceanlife uses specific and different calibrations for seawater and freshwater, so that the results are always as accurate as possible.
In addition to the normal initial and periodic calibrations, each time the instrument is switched on, it is realigned to compensate for the different environmental conditions which would inevitably lead to inaccurate results.

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Why prefer Oceanlife analysis?
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Why prefer Oceanlife analysis?

Why would you prefer Oceanlife analysis?

Our measurement method is what makes our analysis more accurate. The study of the measurement system was developed with the collaboration of the staff of the University of Padua who have been active for over 20 years in the development of machines and software for ICP analysis.
We also provide a report with clear instructions for the rebalancing of all elements, in a simplified and full version.
In addition to all this, we provide phosphate and nitrate analysis with the photometric method and salinity analysis with the conductometric method.


Why also use a photometer?

The ICP machine can only give us the concentration at the atomic level, not the ionic or molecular concentration, which is the union of multiple atoms. This is because the plasma breaks down any molecules in the constituent atoms before the concentration is detected.
The calculation of phosphates, for example, can be wrong if we start from the atomic phosphorus level, as it is also contained in a lot of organic material that is disintegrated by the plasma.
It therefore becomes very useful to investigate phosphates and nitrates through the use of a photometer.

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Nutrients analysis
and dynamic ranges
C:N:P
One single test, multiple results
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Nutrients analysis
and dynamic ranges
C:N:P
One single test, multiple results

Analysis of nutrients and dynamic setpints

For marine analysis, the user has 2 different reports available, simple and advanced.
The simple report directs the user towards the correction of the deficient elements, highlighting the criticalities detected and suggesting solutions.
The advanced report, aimed at the most experienced and demanding users, introduces the concept of dynamic setpoints, for the first time in the world. This concept applies to Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphates and Nitrates setpoints, which are also calculated based on KH and Carbon values detected in the tank. In addition to the correction carried out by the simplified report, the system suggests all the steps for the complete rebalancing of the system, even of those elements that are unusually higher than the norm, another absolute novelty.

 

 

 

 

 

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