The facility is equipped with a ICS-1000 system (Dionex), which is a ion chromatography system with auto-sampler and electrochemical detection.  Typical sensitivity is below 1 part per million.  Most biological materials will need to be diluted 100-1000 fold.  Water samples may be measured directly.  The minimum sample volume (liquids) required is 0.5 mL.  The run time is 15 minutes per sample.  Cations and anions need to be assayed separately, we cannot measure them simultaneously.

   Cation Analysis
We can detect and quantify lithium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, ammonium and quaternary amines.
•   Anion Analysis     
We can detect and quantify a number of inorganic and organic anions:  fluoride, chloride, chlorite, chlorate, bromide, nitrate, nitrite, sulfate, sulfite, phosphate, acetate, formate, oxalate, glycolate and others upon request.