ICP Laboratory

icp lab

ICP Laboratory Capabilities

Our ICP laboratory houses state-of-the-art ICP instrumentation for trace elemental analysis, and also holds a range of other instruments for high-throughput, high sensitivity analysis of cations, anions and waterborne organic species.

The ICP Laboratory provides a range of services in trace elemental and anion analysis. The laboratory is the contact for our FASTCHEM service, providing analytical services to clients in the horticultural industry, and we have a current certification with the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council Inc. (ASPAC).

UNSW users of the facility please enter your details here by selecting "New User" and "SSEAU - ICP". 



  • 2 x ICP-OES (PerkinElmer Optima, PerkinElmer Avio).
  • ICP-MS for solution samples (PerkinElmer Nexion).
  • 213 nm Laser Ablation ICP-MS for solids (PerkinElmer Nexion).
  • 2 x Anion chromatography systems (Dionex, Metrohm).
  • Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and nitrogen (Analytic Jena Multi NC).
  • 2 x Liquid chromatography for organic carbon and nitrogen detection (LC-OCD, DOC-LABOR).
  • Sample preparation: hot block, nitric and hydrochloric acid distillation unit, microwave digesters, ball mill, centrifuge.
Technique Contact for Service or Training


Laser ablation ICP-MS

Rabeya Akter 

tel. 02 9385 4680 

Anion chromatography


Khorshed Chinu

tel. 02 9385 5643

Maria Veronica Chandra-Hioe