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

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).


David has several mercury instruments housed at the ASU. Dr McLagan's students use the instruments for their research and ASU staff use the equipment to generate revenue. This type of relationship is mutually beneficial for all and is a working example of the university strategic research plan (SRP).


Dr Nimelan Veerasamy (postdoc) working on Dr McLagan's Nippon 3000 instrument.

The Nippon instrument is replacing our DMA-80 instrument, which has been utilized as a sample preparation tool for specialized mercury samples.

Dr McLagan and some members of the FEWA lab!


Smith 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 Smith Engineering

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

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