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Vibrational Spectroscopy Unit was launched in March 2018


New equipment at ICP-MS & XRF

The ICP-MS & XRF unit recently had an Elementar Vario EL Cube Elemental Analyzer installed, which can measure C, H, N & S simultaneously in a variety of samples, including soil, pharmaceutical, animal tissue, food & bio-fuel, with sample sizes from 1mg to ~ 1g.

Protein determination can be done by applying a correction factor to the measured nitrogen content of your food or animal feed sample. This is much quicker than the traditional Kjeldahl method. At the same time you will also obtain C, H and S values, as the instrument always measures all 4 elements.