Dr. Melissa Lafrenière, Queens University Department of Geography and Planning

The Analytical Services Unit continues to work with Dr Lafreniere on a number of projects requiring analytical methodology. In December 2019, a decision between Drs. Allison Rutter and Melissa Lafrenière was made to transfer equipment to the ASU. This follows the unit’s core mandate to provide centralized support to meet analytical services for a diverse range of University Departments, providing support and maintenance while deferring some of the costs by providing services to external contacts (including industry).

Thermo Scientific, ICS5000 ion chromatography system

Thermo Scientific, ICS5000 ion chromatography system, with dual anion and cation detection capability.

Dr. Barb Zeeb, Royal Military College of Canada

The ASU currently maintains a 6890 N GC with an electron capture detector (ECD) and a 5975 mass selective detector. This equipment belongs to Dr. Barb Zeeb (Royal Military College - RMC) and is used by both the ASU and Dr. Barb Zeeb's graduate and undergraduate students working on a variety of different research topics.

6890 GC with 5975 MSD and ECD


What is GCMS and what is it used for?

Agilent 5975 MSD Details

Civil Engineering at Queens University and the ASU

In 2013, the ASU assisted Dr. Kevin Mumford in his decision to purchase a GC with FID, ECD and TCD detectors. An Agilent 7890B GC with a 'high end' GC Sampler 80 auto-sampler was obtained through the RFP process. The auto-sampler fully automates solid phase micro extraction (SPME) techniques.

View of the Agilent 7890B GC

Dr Kevin Mumford at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

With the addition of a thermal conductivity detector (TCD) to the other GC detectors used at the ASU, we have the capability to test for some simple gases (such as methane and CO2). Dr. Mumford's students currently use this equipment for their research.

View of Agilent 7890B GC

Dr. David McLagan

Dr. McLagan runs the FEWA Lab at Queen's University, which studies the biogeochemical cycling of pollutants in wildfire (Fire), terrestrial systems (Earth), aquatic systems (Water), and the atmosphere (Air).


The instrument David is planning to house in our facility is an NIC MA-3000 mercury analyzer.



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