The Plasma Chemistry Laboratory at CAIS is an analytical geochemistry laboratory specializing in the analysis of nutrients and elemental analysis in biological, environmental, geological, archaeological and other materials.
The laboratory is equipped with a Perkin Elmer 8300 ICP-OES for the analysis of nutrients and major elements. We have a wet-chemistry lab fitted with a digestion block, a Milestone Ethos microwave, and supplied with ultra-pure water. We also have access to a class 100/1000 Cleanroom for processing sensitive samples, upon request. Please note that we do not use HF in our digestion procedures and therefore for soils and silicates we offer a leach analysis rather than a total digestion. For further information, please see our Resources or contact us.