Welcome To the Chemistry Laboratory 

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ICP-OES

Perkin Elmer 8300DV ICP/OES

ICP/OES with dual view (axial and radial for a full range of concentrations) of metals, rare earth metals,  sulphur and phosphorus.

dr. C. Lievens (Caroline)
Assistant Professor / Head of GeoScience Laboratory

UV-VIS Spectrometer

VWR UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

UV-VIS spectrometer with Basic Mode, quantitative determination, wavelength scan, kinetics, multi-wavelength, DNA/protein.

dr.ir. C.M.M. Mannaerts (Chris)
Associate Professor
K. Zweers - Peter (Kathrin)
Supporting Staff
VIS Spectrophotometer

DR3900 Laboratory VIS Spectrophotometer with RFID* Technology

Spectrophotometer technology with high-speed wavelength scanning across the UV and Visible Spectrum, a solution that scans and tracks your chemistry and samples with RFID tags. It is a portable field spectrophotometer.

dr.ir. C.M.M. Mannaerts (Chris)
Associate Professor

CHN/O analyzer

Perkin Elmer 2400 CHN/O Series II System

The 2400 Series II  CHN/O Elemental Analyzer is capable of operating in two modes. CHN and Oxygen, is fully automated, and includes a 60 position autosampler. Determine weight percent carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen in a variety of samples.

dr. C. Lievens (Caroline)
Assistant Professor / Head of GeoScience Laboratory
K. Zweers - Peter (Kathrin)
Supporting Staff
FTIR Spectrometer

A Bruker Vertex FTIR Spectrometer equipped with Pt-ATR-Diamond Accessory

The Platinum-ATR Accessory, with a robust diamond crystal, enables a fast and reliable FTIR analysis of solids and liquids, without sample preparation. The ergonomic one-finger clamp mechanism permits a comfortable and fast analysis.

dr. C. Lievens (Caroline)
Assistant Professor / Head of GeoScience Laboratory
XRF

Thermo ScientificTM Niton Portable X-Ray Fluorescence analyzers

Designed for rugged field environments, this analyzer provides rapid, on-site qualitative screening directly in-situ or lab-quality quantitative analysis on prepared samples. With rapid sample analysis, you get real-time geochemical/soil data. 

dr. C. Lievens (Caroline)
Assistant Professor / Head of GeoScience Laboratory
dr. A.H. Dijkstra (Arjan)
Assistant Professor in Earth Materials
SPAD Chlorophyll Meter

SPAD

The SPAD 502 Plus Chlorophyll Meter instantly measures chlorophyll content or “greenness” of your plants to reduce the risk of yield-limiting deficiencies or costly overfertilizing. The SPAD 502 Plus quantifies subtle changes or trends in plant health long before they’re visible to the human eye. Non-invasive measurement; simply clamp the meter over leafy tissue, and receive an indexed chlorophyll content reading (-9.9 to 199.9) in less than 2 seconds. Assess nitrogen needs by comparing in-field SPAD readings to university guidelines or to adequately fertilized reference strips. Research shows a strong correlation between SPAD measurements and leaf N content.

dr. R Darvish (Roshanak)
Associate Professor

TGA

Perkin Elmer TGA 8000™

The TGA 8000 gives you the confidence that comes with total control of your sample atmosphere, both temperature and gas. Our furnace's temperature control system creates a wide effective temperature range – from subambient to 1,200 °C. The system delivers heating rates from 0.1 °C to 500 °C/minute to address the widest range of applications, and its low mass and forced-air cooling allow it to cool quickly for fast sample turnaround. For sample gas environment, the system provides two integral mass-flow controllers for balance and sample purge. Built-in gas switching from Pyris™ software makes switching easy, while optional gas mixing allows the blending of up to three reaction gases, with delivery direct to the sample area.

dr. C. Lievens (Caroline)
Assistant Professor / Head of GeoScience Laboratory
GC/MS (FID)

Perkin Elmer Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and FID

Our Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS offers unsurpassed sensitivity and unparalleled stability for identification and quantification of volatile and semi-volatile compounds. 

dr. C. Lievens (Caroline)
Assistant Professor / Head of GeoScience Laboratory
XRD

XRD Bruker D2 phaser

The D2 PHASER delivers data quality and collection speed that, up to recently, was thought impossible with a benchtop XRD system.

 

dr. F. Deon (Fiorenza)
Researcher
dr. C. Lievens (Caroline)
Assistant Professor / Head of GeoScience Laboratory

TOC

Shimadzu TOC-L

The TOC-L series of TOC analyzers adopts the 680°C combustion catalytic oxidation method, which was developed by Shimadzu and is now used worldwide. While providing an ultra wide range of 4 μg/L to 30,000 mg/L, these analyzers boast a detection limit of 4 μg/L through coordination with NDIR. This is the highest level of detection sensitivity available with the combustion catalytic oxidation method.

In addition, the combustion catalytic oxidation method makes it possible to efficiently oxidize not only easily-decomposed, low-molecular-weight organic compounds, but also hard-to-decompose insoluble and macromolecular organic compounds.

K. Zweers - Peter (Kathrin)
Supporting Staff