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Analytical Chemistry Laboratory:

Our chemistry laboratories are both service and research facilities. They are equipped to perform inorganic environmental analyses, geochemical analyses, acid rock drainage studies, ore and sediment analyses, and major, minor, and trace element inorganic analyses on water samples. For a more complete description see the listings under "Services" and our price list.

Picarro Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer
Dustin Baca works with New Mexico Tech student Kamryn Gordon on the laboratory's Picarro Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer. The instrument is used to measure the oxygen and hydrogen isotopes of water, which can indicate the processes that have affected groundwater or surface water and help researchers better understand water recharge or flowpaths.
Photo by Bonnie Frey

Our analytical equipment includes

  • ICP-MS: Agilent 7900
  • ICP-OES: Agilent 5900 and PerkinElmer Optima 5300 DV
  • Ion chromatograph with conductivity detector and electrochemical detector: Dionex ICS-5000
  • Metrohm Titrando automated titrator
  • Flow injection analyzer
  • Flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Cold vapor mercury analyzer
  • Direct reading emission spectroscope
  • Fluorometers
  • UV/Vis spectrophotometers