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Chemical Analysis Techniques
Chemical Analysis Techniques
X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Atomic Absorbance (AA)
UV Spectrophotometer
FTIR Microscopy
Pyrolysis GC-MS
Thermal Desorption GC
GC and HPLC Method Development and Validation
Anion and Cation Chromatography (IC)
Potentiostat Electrochemical Testing
Gas Chomatography (GC)
GC-TCD-FID Gas Analysis
Wet Chemical
Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
RoHS Compliance Testing
Chemical Analysis

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Periodic TableChemical analysis covers a wide range of techniques and an even broader range of samples including solids, liquids and gases from raw materials to finished products.  Analysis may involve using a particular or combination of techniques and may be related to a specific problem to solve or product of process research and development.  At LPD Lab Services our team of dedicated specialist technical staff have access to many chemical analysis and materials analysis techniques and can advise how best to best address customer requirements in a cost effective and reliable way.

Our Industrial scientist and engineering backgrounds and typical technical expertise mean practical context orientated interpretation of the experimental data is included as a matter of course, giving customers the confidence to act directly upon the results with appropriate support. 

Some of the chemical analytical techniques available at LPD Lab Services are:

FTIR Spectrophotometer and FTIR Microscopy

FTIR is Fourier Transform InfraRed. FTIR spectrophotometry. FTIR or IR and FTIR Microscopy are ideal for identification and quantification of organic species even at low levels.  These include polymers (plastics), paints, binders, adhesives and unknown organic compounds, stains and solvents, even when only tiny amounts of sample are available.  Solvent extractive work allows contaminant and delamination investigations coupled with surface analysis techniques.

X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)

XRF is a sensitive quantitative bulk inorganic analytical technique for solids and liquids with a high sample throughput.  XRF can be used for unknown materials or powders, raw materials, glasses, building materials, paint filler and pigments, contaminants etc..

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AA or AAS)

AAS is used for quantitative elemental and trace elemental analysis after dissolving the material. It is frequently used for environmental contamination, lead in paint, assay of metallic alloys, trace additives and some non-metals after wet chemical preparation.

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

ICP-MS allows for the trace detection and quantification of elements with atomic mass ranges 7 to 250 covering Lithium to Uranium in the periodic table.

Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

GC-MS is suited for identification of organic molecular species of volatile or semi-volatile compounds. It can be used for single compounds, complex mixtures, identifying contaminants or evaluation of polymers and rubbers. 

Pyrolysis GC-MS

Pyrolysis GC-MS breaks large complex molecules into smaller more analytically useful fragments suitable for identification of rubbers, plastics, organic compounds, deformulation and failure investigation.  Volatile and mobile species or residues can be analysed by pyrolyser thermal desorption.

Gas Chromatography (GC)

Gas Chromatography GC is used for chemical deformulation, solvent concentration measurements, low level organic and contamination analysis as well as waste solvent and Health and Safety monitoring of organic species.

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

HPLC is used for analysis of organic chemicals and can identify and quantify individual compounds in a mixture.  Applications include quantitative determination of amounts of organic chemicals in liquids or chemical additive extractions from coatings, plastics and rubbers.

Ion Chromatography (IC)

Ion chromatography IC is a separation technique used to analyse aqueous solutions for anionic and cationic species and weak organic acids WOA. Anions include Fluoride, Chloride, Bromide, Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate, Sulphate, Chlorite, Chlorate, Bromate and Acetate. Cations include Lithium Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Ammonium

Potentiostat Electrochemical Testing

The Potentiostat measures the electrochemical characteristics of a metal and aqueous system.  It is used to determine the corrosion rate of material plus its passivity and pitting behaviour.

UV-Visible Spectrophotometry

UV-Visible Spectrophotometry is suitable for trace organic analysis, colorimetric and specular reflection measurements. It is often coupled with a diverse range of wet chemical preparation techniques.

Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)

By ramping temperature and measuring weight TGA monitors chemical and material transformations as compounds change phase, degrade or form at different temperatures. The profiles obtained can yield useful information about the sample in different gas environments.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

DSC measures energy given out or absorbed when materials change phase or state, through temperature cycles between -50 and +600degC in inert and gas oxidising atmospheres.

General Laboratory and Wet Chemical Techniques

With highly knowledgeable staff the in many areas LPD Lab Services General Laboratory and Wet Chemical Techniques page covers not only standalone techniques in traditional chemical analysis but also techniques which are essential if accurate results are to be obtained in many of the other areas covered by our services.

Near InfraRed NIR Analysis

NIR is used for a range of organic materials characterisation including to generation of information about functional groups such as hydroxyl, ethyl or amide in a molecule for plastics, raw materials and pharmaceuticals.

NMR - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

NMR is used for organic chemical characterisation of small molecules, macromolecules and product impurities for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and organic molecules.

Chemical Product Deformulation and Reformulation

Deformulation of chemical products to determine their composition, how they are manufactured and substitute or improve recipes to stimulate or improve the products performance.

Extractables and Leachables Analysis

Extractables and Leachables analysis details how various techniques can be applied to raw materials or devices to determine the potential chemical extractables that may end up in a finished product. Knowledge of potential extractables from raw materials, products and processes can be essential to improving quality, assessing health risks and problem solving.

Materials Analysis and Failure Investigation

Product and component materials analysis achieved by combining chemical, materials science, failure analysis, reverse engineering and industrial process experience coupled with materials analysis techniques.

Please contact us if you do not see the analytical technique you require, we may still be able to help you.

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