Bulk analysis of solid samples

Analytical chemistry (elemental analysis and compounds speciation) on bulk materials and metallic products:

  • Inductive Coupling Plasma (ICP-OES, ICP-MS), Atomic Absorption
  • UV-VIS for solutions, GC-MS for molecular identification
  • Galvanised steel (coating weights and analysis)
  • Glow Discharge OES (GD-OES)
  • Pulsed Discharge Analyser (PDA-OES, ISO17025belac
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • Coating gravimetry
  • Laser Induced Breakdown Specroscopy (LIBS: Scanlis)
  • C and S combustion in bulk (ISO17025) and surface, to be extended with N and O
  • Hydrogen thermal desorption (home-made equipment)
  • Thermogravimetry (0-1000°C), differential Thermal Analysis (DTA, up to 1000°C), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC, from -80 to 500°C)
  • Porosity measurements

Hydrogen Lab: 2 devices in Liège:

  • Currently samples up to 25*80mm² - 1-10mm thicknessbulk analyses 2
  • Ramp or isothermal holding up to 950°C
  • Heating under nitrogen or argon
  • Mass spectrometer as analyser
  • Gas calibration
  • ISO 17025 certification