Analytical Resources

CCAST has access to the state-of-the-art research infrastructure at the University of Connecticut to perform a variety of analytical testing. Extensive materials characterization and liquids/gas analysis facilities are available for a fee via our fellow university centers like the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, the Connecticut Center for Clean Energy Engineering,  the Institute of Materials Science, and Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park.

Specific analytics of interest may include ion analysis (metal ions), organics analysis (e.g. PFAS, cannabis products, pharmaceuticals), and various water quality analyses

The range of analytical equipment available is vast and include but are not limited to:

  • Perkin Elmer/DRC-e Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS) with a CETAC Laser Ablation unit
  • Perkin Elmer Optima 7300DV Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP/OES)
  • Perkin Elmer FIMS Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (CVAAS)
  • Milestone DMA-80 Direct Mercury Analyzer
  • Brooks Rand Model III Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometer (CVAFS)
  • Lachat QuikChem 8500 Flow Injection Ion Auto Analyzer,
  • Shimadzu TOC-L Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer
  • Perkin-Elmer 2400 Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen (CHN) Analyzer,
  • Dionex DX500 Ion Chromatograph,
  • Waters Acquity Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatograph (UPLC) equipped with: Tandem Mass Spectrometer (MS/MS), Photodiode Array Detector (PDA), Evaporative Light Scattering Detector (ELSD) & Fluorescence Detector (FLR)
  • Waters Quattro Micro Gas Chromatograph-Tandem Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS/MS)
  • Agilent 6890 GC w/ Electron Capture Detector (GC/ECD)
  • Hewlett Packard 5890 GC w/ Flame Ionization Detector (FID)   .
  • Perkin Elmer Series 200 High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) equipped with: Photodiode Array Detector (PDA)
  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)
  • ZSX Primus IV XRF Spectrometer
  • Titan Themis
  • Talos TEM