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Instrumentation

Aquatech Enviroscience Laboratories Inc. (AEL) is proud to offer a broad spectrum of analytical and environmental services to all clients across North America. With our state-of-the-art analytical instrumentations and highly experienced personnel, we are very well established and fully committed to provide high quality data. Our capabilities are greatly enhanced with the equipment listed below:

  • Gas Chromatograph coupled with Tandem Mass Spectrometer (GCMS)
  • Gas Chromatograph equipped with Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) sample preparation device. Set up as dual chromatographic channel GC with the option of FID or ECD detection.
  • Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS) with Elemental Analyzer (EA) and GasBench (GB) for analysis of stable isotopes of C, N, S, H and O in liquid and solid matrices.
  • HPLC set up for analysis of Algae pigments, toxins, as well as disinfection byproducts, pharmaceuticals and some organics.
  • Dual Channel Ion Chromatograph from Dionex is set up for continuous analyses of cations and anions in water, as well as Poly-phosphates, Bromate and Perchlorate.
  • Carbon Analyzer from Shimadzu for analysis of Total and Dissolved organic/inorganic carbon (TC, DC, TOC, DOC) in water samples.
  • Lachet Autoanalyzer is used to analyze ultra-trace level of nutrients (TP, TDP, TN, SiO2, NH3) in water, soil and sediments.

Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer DELTAplus AdvantageIsotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer
is a universal tool for isotope ratio determination like 13C/12C, 15N/14N, 18O/16O, 34S/32S in dual inlet and continuous flow modes. D/H determination is available in dual inlet mode.

Equipped with High Temperature Elemental Analyzer, DELTAplus Advantage IRMS allows the determination of C, H, N, S, O in organic compounds, water, and organisms. Supported by a robotic autosampler GasBench-II and SamplePrep. Device, a wide variety of applications has become accessible for high-precision on-line measurements performed by DELTAplus Advantage.

The GasBench-II , connected to a DELTAplus Advantage offers the precision of the classical dual inlet methods for CO2-H2O equilibration, phosphorolysis of carbonates, CO2 from air, and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) with enhanced productivity and ease-of-operation.

Gas Chromatograph (GC) - GC/MS/FID/ECD Detectors Gas Chromatograph
Gas Chromatograph instrumentation equipped with various detection
systems
such as Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (MS), Flame Ionization
Detector (FID) and Electron Capture Detector (ECD), opens up unprecedented analytical possibilities in various applications of Environmental studies.

Extremely high sensitivity of Tandem MS detector is combined with
super powerful identification tool for analyzing trace levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), taste-odor compounds (TO), various insecticides
and pesticides, PCBs, Dioxins and Furans.Flame Ionization Detector

The FID is used for characterization and quantification of essential fatty
acids (FAME) for nutrition, food-web, contaminant transport and aquaculture research.

The sensitivity of the ECD enables it to provide unmatched performance
for extremely tough applications. It is the first choice for environmental chromatographs due to its extreme sensitivity to PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, herbicides, and halogenated hydrocarbons such as DBPs
and others.

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
HPLC system from Dionex equipped with Photo Diode Array (PDA) High Performance Liquid Chromatography
UV-Vis detector is a powerful tool widely used by Aquatech Enviroscience Laboratories Inc. in a variety of applications such as:

  • Analysis of organic compounds of different natures
  • Fossil pigments of phytoplankton to develop historic patterns of water quality
  • Polyphosphate in sediment cores to trace historic eutrophication
  • Characterization and quantification of algal toxins


High Performance Ion Chromatograph & AutoAnalyzer

A routine use of the methodologies developed by Aquatech Enviroscience Ion Chromatograph

Laboratories Inc. for Ion Chromatography provides valuable information on such parameters as:

  • Ionic surfactants
  • Sulfonates
  • Azide
  • Borate
  • Chromate
  • Inorganic cations
  • Inorganic anions
  • Ammonia
  • Amines
  • Organic acids

 

 

 

QuickChemAutoanalyzer 8000 Series from Lachet Inc. is set up for analysis of ultra-low level of nutrients in both fresh and marine water samples. Combined, these systems cover a very broad range of parameters:

Shimadzu TOC/TIC Analyzer
Shimadzu TOC/TIC Analyzer

With carbon analyzer from Shimadzu, AEL is set up to do:

  • Extremely wide range of organic carbon analysis, from 4ug/L to 25,000ug/L
  • Simultaneous analysis of TC, DC, TOC and DOC in liquid matrices.

 

 
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