Analytical instrumentation

 

EAL uses a range of modern, state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation to produce accurate and reproducible data. This analysis includes metals, cations and anions; metal speciation and concentrations to ultra-trace levels; nutrients; carbon, nitrogen and sulfur; oils and grease; pH and EC; isotopes; x-ray analysis; imaging with x-ray or raman analysis; particle size, particle shape, isoelectric point, surface area and charge; concrete, rock and soil engineering properties. 

Carbon, nitrogen and sulfur

  • Chromium reducible sulfur analyser x 2
  • Dionex (Thermofisher) Ultimate 3000 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) for elemental sulfur determination
  • Horiba Lastek Aqualog-C for dissolved organic carbon determination
  • Leco CNS 2000 Analyser x 1
  • Leco Trumac CNS Analyser x 2
  • Metrohm 883 Basic Ion Chromatograph (IC) Plus for organic acids
  • Shimadzu TOC-L Nitrogen analyser with ASI-L Auto Sampler

Imaging

  • Malvern Morphologi G3-ID with Raman Spectroscopy
  • Zeiss EVO/LS15 Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX (SEM-EDX)

 

Isotopes

  • Thermo-Finnigan Delta V Plus Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS) interfaced with Flash EA 111, aurora 1030 TC/TOC Analyser and Trace GC Ultra

 

Metals, major cations and anions

  • Metrohm 883 Basic Ion Chromatograph (IC) Plus
  • Perkin Elmer Optima 4300 DV Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICPOES) with ESI FAST Auto Sampler
  • Perkin Elmer Optima 8300 DV Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICPOES) with ESI prepFAST Auto Sampler

Metals - ultra trace levels and speciation

  • Perkin Elmer Elan DRC-e Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS), with ESI FAST Auto Sampler
  • Perkin Elmer NexION 300D Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS) with seaFAST Sampling System
  • Perkin Elmer NexION 350D Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS) with ESI SC4 FAST Auto Sampler and Fully Integrated Flexar HPLC Speciation System
  • MiniScope MS5000 Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectrometer with UV and laser irradiation capabilities, and an integrated X-ray source. Analysis range of -80 to 200 °C.
  • NewWave Laser Ablation System with Agilent Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS)

Nutrients

  • Lachat Flow Injection Analyser x 3
  • Smart Chem 200 Nutrient Analyser

Oils and grease

  • Gerhardt Soxtherm 2000 Auto Oils and Grease Analyser

pH and electrical conductivity

  • Mantech AutoMAX 197 pH/EC analyser with titration capacity

Particle size, shape, isoelectric point, surface area and charge

  • Fritsch Analysette 3Pro sieve shaker
  • Malvern Mastersizer Hydro 2000MU particle size analyser
  • Malvern Morphologi G3-ID with Raman Spectroscopy
  • Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS
  • Micrometics 3Flex Surface Characterisation Analyser

Concrete, soil and rock engineering properties

  • Concrete Bulk Density testing device
  • Constant Environment Room
  • Controls Model 50-C3462 1500 kN Compressive Strength testing device
  • Impact 50 kN Digital Triaxial Load Frame
  • Impact Cone Penetration Soil Liquid Limit testing facility
  • Impact Constant and Falling Head Permeability testing device
  • Impact Concrete Permeability testing facility
  • Impact Direct Digital Shear Box
  • Impact One-Dimensional Soil Consolidation Analyser
  • Impact Procotor Soil Compaction testing facility
  • Impact Specimen Grinding Machine for concrete and rock

X-ray Analysis

  • Bruker-AXS D4 X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
  • PANalytical EPSILON 3-XL X-ray Fluorescence analyser (XRF)
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