Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(Agricultural Knowledge Management Information System)

ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Darbe, P.O. Puttur, Dakshina Kannada-574202 Karnataka (
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: Micowave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES)
Make                                   : Agilent
Model                                  : AGILENT 4210 MP-AES
Specification   :

Click to ViewMP-AES able to measure multiple elements (including, Na, K, P, S, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, B, Mo, Cd, Pb, Ni, Cr, Al, As, Hg etc) in single aspiration in one run before moving to the next sample analysis, using a solid state CCD detector. The instrument is capable of continuous measurement in the wavelength region from 180 to 780 nm or more to enable determinations across the entire spectrum, both UV and visible. Unlike AAS, no flammable gas and cathode lamps are required. The instrument also possesses 5 channel variable computer controlled peristaltic pump for sample introduction and also for on-line addition of ionization suppressant and internal standard, which make the analysis fully automatic.

  Working Principles
Click to ViewMP-AES high sensitive instrument for detection of wide range of elements down to sub ppb levels and is faster compared to conventional atomic absorption based instruments. Instead of flammable gases, MP-AES uses micro wave energy to produce plasma for ionisation of elements, using nitrogen extracted from ambient air. The excited electrons while returning to ground state emits radiation characteristics to each element and the intensity of emission being proportional to the concentration of element in solution.

  User Instructions
For measurement of various metallic elements in soil, plant, water, manure, fertilisers etc and support the research in wide range of fields such as Agriculture, Environmental, Food technology, Geology, Geochemistry etc. However the management reserve its discretion on selection of sample for analysis. Analysis of samples that may lead to clogging of instrument will be restricted.Samples should not be toxic or hazardous. Samples will be prepared as per the standard protocols. Users can also send pre-prepared samples, which will be analysed after undertaking sample preparation methods. Analysis will be done only by the trained personnel and users are not allowed to handle the instrument. Results will be made available in 10 days.

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Contact No. 08251-231530
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  Micowave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES) Charges
Procedure Name
National LAB/R&D
Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu
Per sample for all the elements mentioned
Any other element as per request (Al, As, Ba, Be, Bi, Cd, Cs, Co, Cr, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Sr, Ti, V, Si etc)
Per sample per element

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "Director, ICAR Unit- DCR, Puttur"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "Director, ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Darbe (PO), Puttur 574202, Dashina Kannada, Karnataka"