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Metals Speciation Analysis and Testing

Metal speciation analysis.

Intertek provides advanced metals speciation analysis. Metals speciation testing provides clients with precise analysis of metal species such as mercury, arsenic, sulphur and lead in crude oil, chemicals and many other products, as well as aqueous samples such as seawater.

Metal Speciation testing includes use of Gas Chromatography - Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy - Mass Spectrometry (GC-ICP-MS) and Liquid Chromatography -  Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy - Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-ICP-MS), with the capability to measure metal species to ultra-trace levels. Metal species analysis helps to determine not only the total metals concentration of a particular product but also the molecular form or species that the metal is present in. Different metal species have different health and safety or environmental impacts and so an accurate assessment is vital for client decision making processes.

Metals Speciation Testing:

  • Sulphur species in hydrocarbon products
  • Lead speciation in gasoline
  • Arsenic Species As3+ and As5+ in water samples
  • Organometallic species anlaysis and identification
  • Mercury Speciation in crude oil, refinery products, and other feedstocks
  • and many other metal species testing applications

What is Metals Speciation?
Metal Species are metals and semi-metals existing as hydroxides, organometallic compounds, biomolecules, and other forms. Measurement of these molecules is called metals speciation.

to see how Intertek can help your organization with Metals Speciation Analysis and Testing.