Analytical Chemistry

The Analytical Chemistry Department supports chemical analyses of solid and liquid samples, for Quality Control and R&D purposes.

 

Our laboratory services include the following activities:

  • ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation for a wide list of parameters in wastewater

  • Environmental control and characterization (wastewater, sludge and soil analysis, leaching test)

  • Drinking water - Chemical and Microbiological analysis

  • Analytical services for raw materials, intermediate and finished products concerning aluminium, copper, steel, zinc, etc

  • Trace elements analysis

  • Migration testing in food packaging

  • Technical and Advisory Services

Techniques applied include:

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS)

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)

  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy with Flame (F-AAS), Graphite Furnace (GF-AAS) and Hydride Generator (HG-AAS)

  • Ion Chromatography (IC)

  • Ultra Violet – Visible Spectroscopy (UV-VIS)

  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

  • Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS)

Equipment

DescriptionCapacitiesApplication
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) PERKIN ELMER NexION 2000Quantitative multi-element analysis down to ppt levelsElemental determination of liquid and solid samples
Atomic Absorption Spectrometers (AAS) PERKIN ELMER AAnalyst 800
(2 instruments)
Flame (FAAS), Graphite Furnace (GFAAS), Hydride Generator (HGAAS).
Quantitative mono-element analysis down to ppb levels
Elemental determination of liquid and solid samples
Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Photometers (ICP-OES)
PERKIN ELMER Optima 7300DV and PERKIN ELMER Optima 4300DV
Quantitative multi-element analysis down to ppb levelsElemental determination of liquid and solid samples
High Performance Liquid Chromatographer (HPLC)
DIONEX P680 Pump + PDA-100 Photodiode Array Detector
Deuterium lamp (UV range 190nm to 800nm) and tungsten lamp (VIS range 380nm to 800nm)Quantitative Analysis of low volatility liquids
Gas Chromatographer/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)
PERKIN ELMER Autosystem XL + Turbomass Gold
FID & ECD detectorsQuantitative Analysis of high volatility liquids
Ionic Chromatographer (IC)
DIONEX DX-120
Anion determination: F, Cl, NO2, Br, NO3, PO43 , SO42 and cation determination: Li+, Na+, Mg2+, NH4+, Ca2+, K+Ion determination in aqueous solutions (drinking water, waste water)
Ultra Violet/Visible Spectrometer (UV/VIS) PERKIN ELMER Lambda 20Double beam, wave length range: 190-1100nmDetermination of ions, transition metals and organic compounds in aqueous solutions and metals
Flamephotometer SHERWOOD 410Measuring range in liquid samples: 0-100mg/lDetermination of alkalis (K, Na, Ca) by emission spectroscopy in low concentrations in propane flame. Applicable also for materials that present interferences from easily ionized elements (i.e. Al alloys)
Photometers MERCK Spectroquant® NOVA 60 (2 instruments) +
Thermoreactors MERCK Spectroquant® TR 620 (2 instruments)
Analysis of more than 170 parametersRoutine water analysis (waste water, drinking water)
Quanti-Tray® and Quanti-Disc® microbial test kits IDEXXAnalysis of total coliforms, e-coli, enterococciMicrobial analysis in drinking water
Jaw Crusher FRITSCH PULVERISETTE 1Maximum continuous throughput: 140-200 kg/h
Maximum particle size of feed material: 60-95mm
Final particle size: 1-15mm
Fast pre-crushing of hard, medium-hard and brittle materials
Planetary Ball Mill FRITSCH PULVERISETTE 6Useful Capacity: 10-125ml sample volume
Maximum particle size of feed material: 10mm
Final particle size: ~1
μm
Fast and precise milling of dry samples
Sieving device RETSCH AS 200 and series of vibrating sievesOpening lattice diameter of available sieves: 40mm down to 45μmDry sieving – grain size distribution of crushed materials
Leaching device3 samples/dayCharacterization of waste according to EN 12457-04

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ELKEME, Hellenic Research Centre for Metals S.A.
ELKEME was founded in 1999 to support the Hellenic Metallurgical Industry. Through a variety of state-of-the-art laboratories ELKEME focuses on industrial research and technological development/analysis in four major metal sectors: Aluminum, Copper, Steel and Zinc, providing efficient solutions to our customers.