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Analytical Lab

We provide quality chemical and environmental testing for your analytical needs.

Since 1993, the Analytical Laboratory in the NRCCE building has supported environmental and engineering project analyses for academic, corporate, and government clientele. Our mission is to provide high quality physical, biological, and chemical analytical testing services to WVU faculty and external researchers.

Man in laboratory
  • EPA Protocol-based
  • Proficiency-tested
  • WVDEP Certified
  • Chain of Custody Form
  • Services List

    Contact Gabriela Perhinschi, Lab Manager

Current Facilities Include

  • ICP mass spectrometry
  • ICP optical emission spectrometry
  • Ion chromatography
  • LaChat flow injection
  • Discrete analyzer

In addition, the laboratory has access to modern analytical equipment for the analysis of coal and coal-derived products, such as:

  • Elemental analyzer
  • Proximate analyzer (TGA)
  • Calorimeter
  • We provide testing services for groundwater, coal, biofuels, coal ash, soil, grain, fish tissue, sewage and wastewater.
  • Free estimates and consultation to determine your specific analytical needs are available upon request.
  • All analyses are performed observing relevant EPA protocols.
  • Lab performance is checked through frequent proficiency testing.
  • Lab is West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection certified


  • Heavy Metals
  • Acid Mine Drainage Metals
  • Trace Metals


  • Rare Earth Elements
  • Utra Trace Metals
  • Majority of elements on periodic table

IC, LaChat & Discrete

  • Sulfate, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Fluoride, Chloride, o-Phosphate, Bromide
  • Other analyses available upon request

Biological & General Chemistry:

  • Total Coliforms
  • pH, Alkalinity, Acidity, Conductivity
  • Total Suspended, Total Dissolved, and Total Solids
  • Hardness

Coal and Carbon Products Analysis Packages:

  • Moisture, volatile and ash content
  • Elemental analysis ( N, C, H, S and O)
  • Calorimetry