Acid sample digestion system

made: PicroTrace, DAS

  • total digestion of rock and plant samples
  • 32 digestion vessels
  • used acids: HF, HClO4, HNO3, HCl (all purified by sub-boiling distillation)


ICP-AES (Cooperation with Department of Geochemistry)

made: PerkinElmer, Optima 3300 DV

  • simultaneous measurement of over 30 elements in liquid matrices
  • axial and radial view
  • detection limits 0.1-100 µg/l
  • sample demand approx. 1-3 ml
  • sample trough-put approx. 3 min/sample 

Portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer
made: Thermo
Type: Niton XL3t GOLDD+

  • Approximately 2x the x-ray flux of a 40 kV x-ray tube
  • Lower detection limits for higher Z elements, including barium in soils & sediments, and cadmium in plastics, especially in the presence of tin and antimony-based fire retardant materials in plastics