Elemental and trace metal analysis

This laboratory is equipped with sophisticated instrumentation such as quadrupole inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometer (qICPMS), a simultaneous inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer (ICPAES) and an anion chromatographs (IC), and provides a range of analytical services.



Applications with other techniques have been used to provide research in areas such as:

  • Water resources management using surface and groundwater study
  • Study of past climate variability using natural archives in corals and speleothems
  • Contaminants and remediation study
  • Elemental fingerprinting to identify sample origin.



Capability Selection


  • Analysis by ICPAES
  • Analysis by qICPMS (simple matrices)
  • Analysis by qICPMS with CRI (for difficult matrices)
  • Analysis by SeaFast qICPMS (ultratrace Rare Earth Element)
  • Analysis by IC (anions)
  • Physical measurements (pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity)
  • Sample Preparation (microwave digestion)


For further information please contact:

Henri Wong
Phone: +61 2 9717 9211