Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Analytical Facilities

Our State-of-the-Art Analytical Instruments

NexION 350X ICP-MS

The NexION 350X ICP-MS can use a simple non-reactive gas in collision mode or a reactive gas in reaction mode to perform semi-quantitative analysis, environmental testing, as well as the testing of unknown samples on elemental analysis.

Metrohm 881 Compact Ion Chromatography Pro

The Metrohm 881 Compact Ion Chromatography Pro can be used to determine anions, cations or organic acids in a variety of sample matrices, from percent levels down to the ppb range. With sequential suppression by the Metrohm Suppressor Module (MSM) for anions, detection limits of 1ppb can be realized.

Shimadzu GC-2014 Gas chromatograph

The Shimadzu GC-2014 Gas Chromatograph helps analyze greenhouse gases in air and soil. In addition to nitrous oxide, which is known by its high global warming potential, CO and CH4 are measured by a single analysis.

Shimadzu TOC-L

The Shimadzu TOC-L adopts the 680°C combustion catalytic oxidation method to automatically analyze liquid samples for total carbon (TC), inorganic carbon (IC), total organic carbon (TOC), and non-purgeable organic carbon (NPOC).

Thermo Scientific Flash 2000 C/N Analyzer

Thermo Scientific Flash 2000 C/N Analyzer delivers the ultimate in simplicity, precision, and cost effectiveness for the quantification of carbon and nitrogen in liquid and solid samples, like soil, fresh produce, etc.

Alpkem Flow Injection Analyzer with Autosampler

The Alpkem Flow Injection Analyzer with Autosampler is capable of measuring nitrate/nitrite, ammonium, and orthophosphate in solution, such as water and soil extractant.