Metal Analysis

The CALA-accredited Metals Analysis Laboratories (MAL) consists of a suite of ultra-clean rooms in which sample preparation for metal and isotope chemistry via extractions, separations and digestions are performed (air balanced rooms with H.E.P.A. filters, hot plate and microwave; CEM M.A.R.S. 5).


J.C. Barrette
Phone: (519) 253.3000 Ext. 2719
Fax: (519) 971.3616

Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Trace metals analysis is performed for environmental samples from:

Biological tissues
Mineralogical samples
Lab fortified experiments such as dosing and bacteria metal interactions

List of trace elements:

Al, As, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Se, Sn, Sr, Ti, V, Zn, Hg


Thermo X Series ΙΙ Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
Thermo Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
Thermo Multi Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS)
Laser Ablation, Yag and Femto
Varian Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Vapor Generation (AAS-VG)