Equipment

  • HPLC-ICP-MS - PerkinElmer Series 200 HPLC + DRC-e ICP-MS: hyphenated system for analyzing the speciation of trace elements in solutions (extracts and water), e.g., forms of As (arsenate, arsenite, the methylated forms MMA and DMA, arsenobetain, etc.), Se (selenite, selenate, selenomethionin, etc.), Cr (hexavalent form), and Sn (organotin species)
  • ICP-MS - Inductive coupled plasma mass spectrometer – PerkinElmer DRC-e: rapid determination of trace elements down to <1 µg/l
  • ICP-OES - Inductive coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry – Thermo Scientific iCAP 7400DUO: Dual view ICP emission spectrometer for the simultaneous determination of trace elements from levels up to mg/l and down to µg/l
  • TOC analyser - Shimadzu TOC-V CPN: Determination of total, inorganic and organic carbon in solution
  • Ion chromatography - Metrohm 761 Compact IC with Metrohm 788 IC filtration sample processor: determination of anions (F-, Cl-, NO3-, SO42-, PO43-) in solution
  • Microwave sample preparation system - CEM Mars 6
  • Other support equipment includes: pH-, EC- and mv-meters, colorimeters, pH-stat-equipment, centrifuges, shakers, grinders, ovens, muffle furnaces, hot plates, precision balances