Analytical Laboratory

Analytical Laboratory

​​​The state-of-the-art analytical instruments in Analytical Laboratory are complementary part of WDRC to accelerate the pace of ongoing research projects. The focus of the facilities is to apply multiple methods of chemical and physical analysis; we can separate, identify and quantify chemical components of a material utilizing these techniques. Analytical testing and analysis is vital to understand the quality and composition of drinking water, treated waste water and materials that are produced in WDRC labs. Specialist knowledge and expertise in applying the most relevant methodology are the keys to successful chemical testing and analysis. Advanced analytical instrumentation or a combination of techniques is necessary to solve problems or determine composition. The Analytical Lab is equipped with a wide range of techniques and instrumentation to meet any chemical and or physical analysis requirement and perform testing protocols according to standard methodologies. The staff has expertise in developing tailored analytical methods and performing method validation for specific applications.

Facilities

  • High-performance liquid chromatograph Brand: Thermo Scientific,
    Model: Accela
    High-performance liquid chromatograph High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a technique used to separate the non-volatile components in a mixture, to identify each component, and to quantify each component.
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry Brand: Agilent,
    Model: 7500cx
    Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a type of mass spectrometry which is capable of detecting metals and several non-metals at low concentrations.
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) Brand: PerkinElmer,
    Model: Optima 8300
    Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) ICP-OES is capable of detecting trace metals in liquid samples. This is achieved by ionizing the sample to produce excited atoms and ions that emit electromagnetic radiation at wavelengths characteristic of a particular element.
  • Liquid Chromatograph with Organic Carbon/ Nitrogen Detection (LC-OCD/OND) Brand: DOC Labor,
    Model: Model 8
    Liquid Chromatograph with Organic Carbon/ Nitrogen Detection (LC-OCD/OND) Liquid Chromatograph with Organic Carbon/ Nitrogen Detection (LC-OCD/OND) is a technique used to characterize and quantify the dissolved organic matters (DOM) based on their molecular size distribution in wastewater.
  • Ion Chromatograph Brand: Dionex,
    Model: 5000
    Ion Chromatograph Ion chromatography (IC) is a technique that allows the separation of ions and polar molecules based on their affinity to the ion exchanger.
  • Fluorescence Spectrofluorometer Brand: Horiba,
    Model: FluoroMax - 4
    Fluorescence Spectrofluorometer Spectrofluorometer takes advantage of fluorescent properties of some compounds to provide information regarding their concentration and chemical environment in a sample.
  • Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (ATR-FTIR) Brand: PerkinElmer,
    Model: Spectrum 100S
    Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (ATR-FTIR) ATR-FTIR is used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption, emission, photoconductivity or Raman scattering of a solid or liquid. Analysis and identification of organic materials and certain inorganic materials.
  • Particle Characterization/Image Analysis System Brand: Malvern,
    Model: Morphologi G3
    Particle Characterization/Image Analysis System The Morphologi G3 provides an advanced yet easy to use particle characterization tool for the measurement of particle size and particle shape from 0.5 microns to several millimeters.
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOC) with UV Persulfate oxidation technique Brand: Teledyne Tekmar,
    Model: Fusion
    Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOC) with UV Persulfate oxidation technique TOC Fusion is measuring the Total Organic Carbon in water samples by using the UV Persulfate oxidation technique.
  • Atomic Force Microscope Brand: Agilent,
    Model: 9451A
    Atomic Force Microscope AFM provides a 3D profile of the surface on a nanoscale, by measuring forces between a sharp probe (<10 nm) and surface at very short distance (0.2-10 nm probe-sample separation).
  • Confocal microscope Brand: Leica,
    Model: TCS SPE
    Confocal microscope The confocal TCS SPE is an inverted microscope equipped with three objectives and a solid-state laser with four excitation wavelengths deliver brilliant images at highest resolution by scanning the specimen in thin optical layers.
  • ATP analyzer Brand: Celsis,
    Model: Advance TM
    ATP analyzer CELSIS ATP Analyzer is a rapid microbial test f based on the ATP bioluminescence reaction, The bioluminescence luciferase enzyme hydrolyses ATP to AMP releasing the stored energy as visible light, and light is detected by luminometer.
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Brand: Agilent,
    Model: 7890A-5975C
    Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry ​Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical technique that combines the features of gas-chromatography and mass spectrometry to separate and analyze volatile organic compounds and to identify the unknown organic intermediates.