The Atmospheric Geochemistry laboratory provides all the elementary tools and materials for the complete physicochemical characterization of environmental samples.

  • Filter treatments for sampling atmospheric particulate matter
  • Total acid digestion and subsequent ICP-AES and ICP-MS analyses
  • Leaching test and subsequent chromatography and selective electrodes analyses
  • Organic carbon and Elemental carbon (OC, EC) analyses
  • Ion Chromatography analyses (IC)
  • Quantitative ammonium concentrations analyses
  • Quantification of mercury in solid and liquid samples
  • Gravimetric analysis
  • Particle-size distribution by laser method
  • Aerosol chemical speciation monitor
  • Potentiometry/Electrometric analysis (pH, conductivity, selective electrodes)


  • Analytical Balance (Mettler Toledo XP105DR)
  • Graphite block acid digestion system
  • Thermal-optical carbon analyser (SUNSET)
  • Ion Chromatography (Thermo Dionex Aquion )
  • Ion selective electrode (MODEL 710 A+, THERMO Orion)
  • Mercury analyzer (Leco AMA 254)

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