Instrumentation

All the data CAS produces is generated from new versions of Agilent Technologies® lines of GC, GC-MS, and ICP-MS.


The 5973 GC-MS used for semivolatile analysis (EPA 8270C/625/525) is equipped with an inert ion configuration designed for improved sensitivity for active compounds, permanent inertness for the most demanding applications, and higher confidence in unknown spectral identification. This feature is further enhanced with Agilent’s Deconvolution Reporting Software (DRS), which allows us to better identify compounds in difficult matrices, while automating the task of spectral interpretation. The DRS is also utilized for our volatile analysis (EPA 8260B/624/524.2).

CAS offers trace metals analysis performed on the Agilent 7500ce ICP-MS. This sophisticated instrument has been brilliantly engineered to allow us to meet the most demanding detection limits, while offering the best data ever produced for complex matrices, such as calcareous soils, salt and brackish waters, and oily wastes. The instrument uses an enhanced Octopole Reaction System (ORS) which utilizes hydrogen and helium to reduce common interferences, such as chloride salts and oxides, and improved ion optics for greater sensitivity. It is the first ICP-MS specifically designed for the environmental testing industry. We welcome you to challenge us with your projects requiring the analysis of the most demanding matrices.

Our laboratory has been strategically designed to perform fast, high quality chemical analyses. All our instruments are automated, including high demand extractions using the Dionex ASE 200. The data collection software for each instrument is interfaced with our network for direct import into our reporting database.

Learn more about our state of the art equipment on Agilent's home page. Choose from the above mentioned instrumentation under Instruments and Systems