• Analytes Determined at Celignis

Silicon (Si) is a metalloid, which plants assimilate silicon from monosilicic acid in soil. While amounts will vary across species, grasses are noted as silicon accumulators; with silicon content of biomass reaching as high as 5%.

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Analysis Packages for Silicon

The Celignis Analysis Package(s) that determine this constituent are listed below:

Equipment Used for Silicon Analysis

Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-OES)

Our lab is equipped with an Agilent 5110 ICP-OES which we use for the analysis of the major and minor elements in biomass and ash.

Additional Material

We can determine the Silicon content of biomass, click here to learn more about our various biomass analysis methods.