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Instrumental Chemistry

Our laboratorium for chemical analysis is partly a service lab. Today we do commissions for the research groups at our department but also for other departments, universities, authorities and companies. The laboratorium has two sections – an inorganic analysis lab and a lab for analysis of stable isotopes.

Analysis requests

All analysis requests shall be sent through our new software iLab. There are different ways to register, depending on if your are an external customer or  an internal customer (working at Lund Unviersity).

Mass spectrometry

We offers analysis for stable isotopes of several light elements, including H, C, N, O, and S by continuous flow Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS).

Our equipment and available services:

  • Thermo DELTA V with ConFlo IV
  • Thermo Flash2000: C, N, and S in solid samples, such as soils, plant materials, and dried extracts (combustion)
  • Thermo PreCon: C, N, O in atmospheric trace gases, CH4, N2O
  • Thermo GCIsolink: C, N, O, H in GC-volatile compounds samples
  • Thermo GasBench: C, N, O, H in headspace samples
  • Thermo LCIsolink: C in HPLC samples

Preparation of samples

  • Solid samples should be freeze-dried, grinded and packed into tin cups.
  • Gas samples should be contained in gas tight 12 ml exetainers.
  • FAME-analysis and other types for GC separation should be prepared with organic solvents, e.g. hexane or cyclohexane.
  • Samples for HPLC-IRMS analysis should be dissovled in 100 % aqueous phase and packed in 2 ml vials.
  • PreCon samples should be provided in 100 ml glas containers or 12 ml exetainers

Samples will be thrown away four weeks after delivered results if nothing else is agreed.

Prices

All prices are exclusive VAT and valid for customers from national and international universities or scientific research institutions. Internal will get a discount and overhead will be added. Other prices apply for commercial customers. Terms of payment: 30 days net. Interest on overdue payment will be charged according to the Interest law.

Customers within Lund University will get a 30% discount, but have to add their own overhead.

 
Services Interface Price per sample Minimum charge
C/N in solids Flash 2000 135 SEK 2 000 SEK
H/O in solids HT 210 SEK 6 000 SEK
CO2 in air/He GasBench 100 SEK 5 000 SEK
DIC in water GasBench 200 SEK 10 000 SEK
Carbonates GasBench 200 SEK 10 000 SEK
O in water GasBench (equilibrium) 160 SEK 5 000 SEK
H in water GasBench (equilibrium) 160 SEK 5 000 SEK
FAME (C or H) GC-IRMS 330 SEK 5 000 SEK
C GC-IRMS 330 SEK 15 000 SEK
OHN GC-IRMS 400 SEK 15 000 SEK
C in liquids LC-Isolink 400 SEK 20 000 SEK
 
Quantification of polar organic compounds HPLC UV/FL/SEC 100 SEK 5 000 SEK
Oligo- and polymers HPLC SEC 150 SEK 5 000 SEK
Quantification of polar organic compounds LC-MS 130 SEK 5 000 SEK
Quantification & identification of nonpolar compounds GS-MS 120 SEK 1 500 SEK
 
Optional services Interface Price  
Microreactor Flash 2000 2 000 SEK  
Refill solvent GC-IRMS 330 SEK  
Flush exetainers with He GasBench 10 SEK  
Method development HPLC 10 000 SEK/d LU customers contact lab manager
Method development LC-MS 12 000 SEK/d LU customers contact lab manager
Method development GS-MS 5 000 SEK/d LU customers contact lab manager

Inorganic analysis laboratory

We are specialized in inorganic analysis of plant, soil, animals and water samples. Our field of experience also cover other sample types.

Procedures

Samples must always be numbered with a serial number and a serial number list must accompany the samples.

After analysis results will be trasmissioned and the files will be saved for 30 days, then discarded if they have not been downloaded. Sample containers must be picked up within a month.

Price list

Customers within Lund University will get a ca. 51.5 % discount, but have to add their own overhead.

 
Sample preparation Price per sample Minimum charge
Extraction (with water or saline solution) 310 SEK 1 000 SEK
Filtration (GF/C filter) 298 SEK 1 000 SEK
Grinding of plant material for homogenisation 125 SEK 500 SEK
Sieving or purification or fractionation 115 SEK 1 000 SEK
 
Elemental analysis Price per sample Minimum charge
C/N in solids 550 SEK 2 000 SEK
C/N in water, IC/TOC/TN 310 SEK 1 500 SEK
TC/IC in solids 310 SEK 1 000 SEK
TC/IC loss of ignition 310 SEK 1 000 SEK
Elemental analysis ICP-MS 430 SEK 2 000 SEK
Elemental analysis ICP-OES 380 SEK 1 500 SEK
 
Inorganic analysis Price per sample Minimum charge
Conductivity 93 SEK 400 SEK
Dry substances/loss of water 228 SEK 555 SEK
Loss of ignition 195 SEK 475 SEK
pH-measurement 93 SEK 400 SEK
 
Inorganic digestion Price per sample Minimum charge
ASTM-digestion (D3682), lithium borate fusion 473 SEK 2 500 SEK
Kjeldahl digestion 250 SEK 2 500 SEK
Microwave digestion 520 SEK 2 000 SEK
Acid digestion in quartz flask 520 SEK 2 000 SEK
Digestion of sludge, Swedish standard 310 SEK 1 500 SEK
 
Inorganic ion Price per sample Minimum charge
Ammonia, FIA 200 SEK 1 500 SEK
Nitrate+Nitrite, FIA 235 SEK 1 500 SEK
Phosphate, Fia 200 SEK 1 500 SEK
Ion chromatography (F, Cl, NO2, Br, NO3, PO4, SO3 & SO4) 235 SEK 1 500 SEK
 
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Training Price per sample Minimum charge
TC/IC in solids 2 000 SEK 2 000 SEK
Conductivity 300 SEK 300 SEK
Filtration (GF/C filter) 450 SEK 450 SEK
Grinding of plant material 300 SEK

300 SEK

Salt extraction 300 SEK 450 SEK
pH-measurement 300 SEK 300 SEK

Equipment and available services:

ICP OES instrument for analysis of basic elements.

ICP-OES (for analysis of basic elements). The instrument is our new ICP-OES instrument, model Perkin Elmer Optima 8300.

FIA and TOC/IC/TN equipment

FIA equipment (ammonia, phosphate, chloride, nitrate) and TOC/IC/TN for water.

TOC/IC and C/N equipment

TOC/IC of solid samples and C/N elemental analyser of solid samples.

Jon chromatograph and a microwave owen

Ion chromatography (fluoride, chloride, nitrite, bromide, nitrate, phosphate and sulfate) and microwave for sample digestion .

Page Manager:

Contact information

Jürgen Kuhn
Research engineer
Biodiversity

Telephone: +46 46-222 17 85
E-mail: Jurgen [dot] Kuhn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Sofia Mebrahtu Wisén
Research engineer
Biodiversity

Telephone: +46 46-222 92 92
E-mail: Sofia [dot] Mebrahtu_Wisen [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Acknowledgements

If you are publishing an article with results obtained with the Stable Isotope Service Lab at the Department of Biology, please make sure to acknowledge us:

The samples were analysed for their isotopic composition at the Stable Isotope Service Lab, Department of Biology, Lund Universisty, www.biology.lu.se/services/instrumental-chemistry

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