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Recertification and new instruments provide more reasons to make the Energy Institute your analytical lab of choice

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Chemist Robert Vincent tests water samples with the new ICP Mass Spectrometer at the Energy Institute’s Analytical Lab located in the NRCCE Building on the Evansdale Campus.

Morgantown, W.Va. -- The Energy Institute Analytical Laboratory announced its recertification by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the purchase of four new instruments.

The lab earned its WVDEP recertification for analyses of non-potable-water inorganic nonmetals and trace metals.  Recertification is required annually and is a rigorous process that ensures accurate and reliable analytical data.  WVDEP-funded research requires samples to be analyzed by certified labs only.

New laboratory instruments include: 

  • NexION® 2000 ICP Mass Spectrometer by PerkinElmer, the lab’s new signature instrument, analyzes metals in aqueous samples, following EPA 200.8(1994) method. The ICP MS is equipped with an automated dilutor for high levels of accuracy and precision.
  • Gallery™ Discrete Analyzer by Thermo Scientific analyzes sulfate and chloride in aqueous samples, using Standard Methods 4500.
  • TitroLine® 5000 Automatic Titrator TW Alpha Plus by Xylem Analytics comes with a 16-samples tray and analyzes pH, acidity and alkalinity.
  • TGA801 Thermogravimetric Analyzer by LECO provides accurate, high-precision thermogravimetric analysis for researchers seeking moisture, ash, and volatile content for their solid samples.

Located in the NRCCE Building on the Evansdale Campus, the Energy Institute Analytical Lab provides precision testing for groundwater, coal, biofuels, coal ash, soil, grain, sewage and wastewater at a location easily accessible to WVU faculty as well as public and private companies seeking high quality analyses.

For a full list of instruments and services and free estimates, contact Lab Manager Gabriela Perhinschi at Gabriela.Perhinschi@mail.wvu.edu; 304-293-6134. Lab tours available on request.

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