Mintek has recently acquired a third Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) laboratory equipment for its Analytical Services Division to maximise throughput of sample analysis.
The equipment is used for detecting trace metals and several non-metals at low level concentrations.
Nosiphiwo Mzamo, Manager at the Analytical Services Division, said “This instrument will be used for analysis of mostly samples from the Council of Geoscience as we have been receiving a lot of work from the Council under the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations.”
She further said that, “Staff has been trained on the equipment, this helps in the competency of our staff and produce better quality results.”
The instrument is automated, samples can run overnight, enabling quicker turnaround time of analysis.