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Below are some of the current BRInE laboratory analytical capabilities:


Brine Lab ICP-OES Equipment
Photo: BRInE Laboratory ICP-OES Equipment.

Analytical Capabilities

Current BRInE laboratory analytical capabilities include:

  • Specific gravity
  • Total dissolved solid measurements
  • Anions (Br-, Cl-, and SO42-) by ion chromatography
  • Major and trace elements (26 total) by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES).

The ICP-OES consists of a vertical torch for radial viewing of the analytical area, far UV addition, and nitrogen gas purge within optical chamber and detector, for improved sensitivity and halogen detection.

Brine Lab ICP-OES Torch Equipment
Photo: BRInE Laboratory ICP-OES Torch Equipment.

The ICP-OES is also equipped with a sample introduction system designed for high salinity samples removing, or greatly reducing, the need for sample dilution prior to analysis.

Brine Lab IC Equipment
Photo: BRInE Laboratory IC Equipment.

Current Research

Trace Element Determination in Produced Waters with ICP-OES