MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER ICP
The Oceamo Seawater Analysis Service is not just another option for ICP testing – although the service does include ICP, there’s so much more.
Although ICP-OES is a powerful method for measuring the levels of individual elements, many of the important parameters in reef keeping (e.g. alkalinity or nutrients) cannot be directly measured with this method.
For this reason, the Oceamo Seawater Analysis subjects each sample to an array of additional measurements, including testing your RO/DI water if required.
Ion chromatography (with conductivity and UV detection) is used to measure fluoride, nitrate and nitrite with very low detection limits. Salinity is determined using a conductivity sensor, and alkalinity determined titrimetrically. Phosphate is measured with a sensitive photometric method which determines accurate and sensitive data on this important parameter. ICP is a powerful tool for measuring the levels of individual elements in a sample, including trace elements present at low levels in seawater. However, the usual analysis of unfiltered samples can lead to major errors in the levels of trace elements.
To remove this contamination and provide clean samples suitable for ICP analysis, only the Oceamo Seawater Analysis service includes a customized sampling kit.
The kit includes a syringe filter that effectively removes any particles as small as bacteria. These filtered samples provide data without the contamination from small particles that can otherwise produce substantial errors in these measurements.
ICP analysis of the samples collected using the Oceamo kit produces reliable data on the levels of essential macro elements, trace elements and pollutants in the water.
More than just data
In addition to the technical advantages described above, what sets this service apart from other ICP testing services is the personalized interpretation and advice that each client receives.
Oceamo doesn’t just provide you with a list of numbers. In complex datasets, the interpretation is at least as valuable as the data themselves.
The team at Oceamo takes the time to evaluate and explain your results, so you don’t have to be a chemist to understand the data. If any imbalances or deficiencies are found, the team will provide suggestions on a strategy for remedying these conditions.
This service is not just an automated printout from a lab instrument. All the data from each sample are reviewed by trained professionals at Oceamo, who then communicate their conclusions to you directly, along with suggestions for correcting any problems detected by the test.
This direct line of communication between hobbyists and chemists is a truly unique advantage that to our knowledge is not offered by any other ICP service in the aquarium industry.
Oceamo Seawater analysis:
Basic parameters: Alkalinity, Salinity
Macro elements: Boron, Bromide, Calcium, Chloride, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Strontium, Sulfate
Trace elements: Barium, Chromium, Iron, Fluoride, Iodine, Cobalt, Copper, Lithium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorus, Rubidium, Selenium, Vanadium, Zinc, Tin
Pollutants:Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Bismuth,Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Thallium, Lanthanum
Nutrients: Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate (Photometric), Silicon
10 good reasons for Oceamo:
1:We can reliably determine fluoride, nitrite and nitrate in low concentrations with our ion chromatography.
2: Fast processing time. You get your results at a time when they are still relevant to your aquarium.
3:Comprehensive advice: we explain what the measured values mean and how you can further improve your aquarium.
4:Reliable analysis results through filtration during sampling. We explain you the importance of this in this video (German only)
5:Save postage costs! - Hand over your sample to the local Oceamo Partner.
6: Scientifically sound methodology. Guaranteed by a decade of experience in research and pharmaceutical production, (PhD of chemical engineering).
7: Additional photometric analysis of phosphate. This gives you a very reliable phosphate value.
8: Honest values. We only give decimals if they are meaningful and reliable. No deception of the customer.
9: Extensive quality control. Standard practice from the field of pharmaceutical production.
10: We check unusual readings with a B sample. No false alarms due to incorrect results.
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