Our Facilities

The EHL/TOAC laboratories are in the UW Magnuson Health Sciences Center, F-Wing, 4th floor.

Operations are organized by functional purpose and to allow instrumental analyses without co-location of sample preparation. This is particularly important when working with low concentrations of analytes.

We have five class A general purpose hoods, two acid digestion hoods, and one for bio-hazardous material sample preparation.

Selected Instrumentation

Instrument Model Features Uses

Shimadzu IR Prestige-21 &

Bruker Tensor 27

Gas cell; thin film and pellet capability Silica & breathing air analysis
GC Agilent 7890A 7693 autosampler; TCD; FID; split/splitless inlet Organic analysis
GC-MS Agilent 7890A; Agilent 5973 MSD multimode inlet (cryo); EI & CI sources; 7693 autosampler Organic analysis
GC-MS/MS   Agilent 7890B; Agilent 7000 Triple Quad 7673 autosampler Organic analysis
HPLC Agilent 1200 Binary PMP UV & FL detectors Polar & non-volatile organics
HPLC-MS/MS Agilent 1260 Quarternary HPLC; Agilent 6410 MS-MS

ESI & APCI sources &

Jet Stream & ESI sources

Polar & non-volatile organics
ICP-MS Agilent 7900 SPS4 autosampler; capable Agilent 1260 HPLC (metals speciation) Elemental analysis; metal speciation
HPLC Ion-     Chromatography  Metrohm  889 autosampler; 887 UV/Vis & 881 conductivity IP Pro; post-column derivitization CR(VI); ion chromatography
Ion-   Chromatography  Dionex ICS-1000 conductivity detector; AS40 autosampler Ion chromatography
XRF Bruker S1 Turbo Portable with lead-in-paint software Elemental analysis


Additional Equipment

Instrument Model Features Uses
Centrifugal Concentrator Savant   Solvent evaporation
Centrifuge    Beckman Coulter     Sample preparation
Microbalance Mettler UMX-2 0.1 µg precision Gravimetry
  Microwave Digestion Oven  CEM MARS HTV & Xpress vessels    Microwave-assisted digestion   
Muffle furnace   Thermolyne     Ashing
Barnstead Nanopure  Thermo Scientific   18.2 megohm-cm DI water   Trace analyses
Turbovap Concentrators Zymark   200 & 50 ml tube sizes   Solvent evaporation
Vacuum ovens Fisher/VWR Up to 4.5 CF Sample preparation











AFS, Atomic Fluorescence Spectrophotometer ES, Electrospray ICP, Inductively Coupled Plasma  
APCI, Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization      FID, Flame Ionization Detector MS, Mass Spectrometer
CI, Chemical Ionization FL, Fluorescence UV, Ultra-violet
CF, Cubic Feet FTIR, Fourier-Transform Spectrophotometer   VIS, Visable
COC, Cold-On-Column GC, Gas Chromatograph  
EI, Electron Impact HPLC, High-Pressure Liquid Chromatograph