- Mar 29, 2022
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Hello everyone,I’m not sure if you saw this so I will post it again.
This was a guy that recently switch from ATI-OES to OCEAMO-MS.
As you can see below, the trace metals were there, but too low for the OES sensitivity. It’s interesting to see this kind of data basically back to back. I know this guy did nothing different than what he normally does, and I’ve seen hundreds like this. Not only that, but I literally watch all their values go from very low or depleted and into our target range. It’s exciting. We only dreamed about this kind of data 10 years ago.
Here’s another new guy. 1st analysis is ATI-OES and the last 9 are OCEAMO-MS. His consumption took off and it becomes a chase for a bit, but you can clearly see he’s making some nice progress by #10. Others do it much faster, but he logged his results nicely.
This is my data and I’m happy to elaborate more if anyone is curious. And to reiterate, I am a humble newcomer to this hobby and do not have much to show for (YET!)
For my own part, I don’t have a doubt in my mind that what we dose in moonshiners corresponds to the ICPs we get back, after doing this for near a whole year now. You double or triple dose cobalt, nickel etc and you WILL see it in subsequent ICP. I would indeed presume it’s a fluke / testing error if I only saw one or two elements increase or become detectable after upping dosage. But it’s a bit more convincing when you see the 15 elements you upped dosage on move on the next ICP. And you really do see what your tank regularly “consumes” (if that is even the right word), not unlike alk/CA
I’m not here to argue against the original study that was done, just to provide my own anecdote. I agree with the philosophy that trends are far more important than precise measurements.
I also want to thank everyone contributing in this thread, including the individuals who attempted the study and those fervently debating this fascinating topic.
We should all keep in mind we are collaborating to improve best practices for everyone!
Again if anyone wants to ask me specific questions about that 10 ICPs data I’m happy to provide.