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Curtin University
Curtin Water Quality Research Centre

Instrumentation

CWQRC has a wide range of instrumentation currently available in-house to staff.

Six Gas chromatograph mass selective detectors

Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer with GC-Olfactometry (GC-O) accessory

Gas chromatograph-high resolution mass spectrometer


Left: Gas chromatograph-high resolution mass spectrometer (GC-HRMS-MS)

Pyrolysis-gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (Py-GC-MS)

Robotic solid phase micro extraction (SPME) stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE), purge and trap thermal desorption (PT/TD) closed loop stripping analysis (CLSA) units

Liquid chromatograph – time of flight mass spectrometer (LC-TOFMS)

Liquid chromatograph - triple quadruple mass spectrometer


Left: Liquid chromatograph – triple quadruple mass spectrometer (LC-MS-MS)

High performance size exclusion chromatograph with a variety of detectors (HPSEC-DAD, HPSEC-OCD, HPSEC-fluorescence)

High performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) with a variety of detectors UV (DAD), synchronous fluorescence, refractive index

Ion chromatograph with suppressed ion conductivity detection

Total organic carbon and dissolved organic carbon (TOC/DOC) analysers

Pyrolysis (Py-GC-IRMS); Thermal desorption (TD-GC-IRMS)

Solid phase extraction (SPE) robot pumps


Left: Solid phase extraction (SPE) robot and pumps

Capabilities within other research groups in the Department of Chemistry

Fourier transform – infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) with microscope
Fourier Transform Raman (FT-Raman), and dispersive Raman with microscopes
Thermal analysis
Capillary electrophoresis

Capabilities available at the University of Western Australia through collaboration

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)
EA-IRMS of liquid samples (H2O)