A wide range of gas and liquid chromatographic techniques are available in the ERI Analytical Laboratory:
Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionisation Detection (GC/FID)
Quantitative analysis of organic liquids
A Perkin Elmer Clarus 500 GC fitted with a flame ionisation detector, on-column injector, high-temperature column and auto-sampler has been purchased for routine analyses such as simulated distillation or biodiesel characterisation.
Please note that the CDS Pyroprobe 5200 has been relocated. Please direct your enquiries about this technique to Dr. Andrew Ross.
Halides, nitrite and nitrate and sulphate ions in water samples may be measured to sub-ppm levels on one of our Dionex DX100 ion chromatographs. The other DX100 is currently used for routine analysis of ammonium, alkali metal and alkali earth metals. Recent applications have included the measurement of halogens in pyrolysis oils, determination of the sulphur content of fuels following bomb calorimetry.
A Perkin Elmer Series 200 liquid chromatography system is available for SEC analysis. The system is currently calibrated with polystyrene standards.