Analytical Research Facility Instrumentation

Analytical Research Facility Instrument Base

The ARF operates two Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) instruments and one ICP Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) instrument, which are used for the majority of our elemental analyses.

We also have various Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometers and a Gas Chromatography (GC) - Atomic Fluorescence system.

A Carlo Erba carbon/hydrogen/nitrogen analyser, a Shimadzu Dissolved organic carbon/nitrogen analyser, various infra red and ultra violet spectroscopy systems and a skalar autoanalyser, capable of determining phosphate, nitrate and silicate, complete our instrumental portfolio.