Earth and Environment Analysis Laboratory
Chemical and physical analyses of environmental agricultural and geological materials
UWA's Earth and Environment Analysis Laboratory (EEAL) is located within the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment (SAgE). It is a Faculty of Science (FoS) Core Facility and charged with providing a range of analytical services to the FoS and broader University communities in areas of interest to environmental, agricultural and earth scientists and students.
We offer our clients an array of analytical techniques and services including nutrient analysis of soil and water, elemental analysis of soil, water and plant material, geochemical analysis, particle size analysis and acid-sulphate soil assessment using modern instrumental techniques including:
- Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
- Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GF-AAS)
- Flow injection analysis
- Suppressed Ion Chromatography
- Carbon Nitrogen Analyser
- Total Organic Carbon Analyser (TOC)
- Laser Diffraction PSA
- Various spectrophotometric, fluorometric, electrochemical and classical methods
A particular focus is our capacity to develop specialist analyses for research-oriented clients, a service not readily available from private sector providers. A current example here is the characterisation of sub-nanomolar level nutrients in open-ocean systems.
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