Stellenbosch University invest in a Metrohm IC system for their new CAF water and soil testing laboratory
2020-10-08 01:49 PM (South Africa)

US 470
Riana Rossouw (ICP-MS unit) and Janine Colling (Water and Soil unit) from the Central Analytical facility at the Metrohm IC930 system

The new water and soil laboratory is an addition to the nine existing Central Analytical Facility (CAF) units. The facility is equipped with our 930 Compact IC Flex coupled with a UV/Vis detector enabling easy quantification of anions and cations in aqueous samples. The UV/Vis detector is a pivotal addition to the system as it allows for the quantification of certain anions in more complicated matrices such as seawater. This detector will enable analysis of sea water samples collected during research expeditions, which are carried out on a regular basis to Antarctica. Ions quantified include Br-, Cl-, F-, NO2-, NO3-, SO42-, PO43- and cations viz. Ca2+, K+, Li+, Na+, Mg2+, NH4.

The system is coupled with an autosampler which allows the system to run unattended, automatically filtering, and diluting, samples when necessary.