Atmoic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

Equipment Type: Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Heriot Watt has a facility for atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), a common technique used in many analytical chemistry protocols, as well as applications requiring a high degree of precision and accuracy, including environmental sampling. Atomic absorption spectrometers may be used to analyze the concentration of over 70 different elements in a given sample solution.

The viscometer has mainly been used to measure the viscocity of oils, important contaminents of the marine environment. It also has the capacity to measure flow behaviours of other fluids.

We have a range of spectrophotometers, measuring transmittance and/or reflectance of UV/UVF and Infra-red in samples.

Specific equipment within the Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

Thermoquest EA1110 CHN analyser (CE Instruments).

Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 200

Haake Viscometer VT500

Shimadzu UVF Spectrofluorophotometer RF-540

Perkin Elmer FT-IR

Contact Name: 
Murray Roberts
Available for use/hire by external contacts