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The refurbished laboratories are designed to meet a wide range of analytical chemistry needs. Our service is bespoke and designed for quality, affordability and flexibility:

  • Send one-off samples, or set up routine testing
  • Commission our experienced and qualified technical staff, or bring in your own team
  • Book individual instruments, or access a fully equipped laboratory
  • Request method development and consultancy work from our highly knowledgeable teams
  • Receive training for specific techniques and certificates of competence for your staff
  • Benefit from our expertise in data interpretation
  • Receive results produced from professionally maintained and calibrated equipment
  • Access specialist academics from the University of Chester’s faculty of Science and Engineering

Analysis projects undertaken successfully include:

  • Determination of low level metal in a range of samples including water, plastics and complex matrices
  • Analysis of raw material for quality control
  • Raw material analysis and finger printing
  • Contamination detection in raw materials and products
  • Composition of raw and final materials

Equipment includes but is not limited to:

  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer
  • Gas chromotography mass spectrometer
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy
  • High performance liquid chromotography – photodiode array detection and mass spectrometer
  • Time of Flight mass spectrometer with desorption electrospray ionisation
  • Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrophotometer
  • Range of optical microscopes including materials and fluorescence with camera for analysis
  • Differential scanning calorimeter

Contact Information

The Analytical Centre