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Chemical Analysis

Chemical Analysis

Determining the exact composition of material can be critical for many industries and to the operation of large plant.

Identifying the composition and presence and level of any contaminants is important. This may include a spectrum of substances from water, effluent, water treatment chemicals, deposits, materials, minerals, food, organic compounds, waste products, glass and raw materials and polymers. Expert chemical analysis may be required to identify the exact composition and ensure that critical issues are controlled.

Testing services provided by HRL include expert analysis of solids, liquids and gases by:

  • inorganic elemental analysis that can include using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrometry and other methods
  • trace element analysis
  • analysis for moisture, ash, volatile matter, calorific value, elemental and inorganic composition
  • liquid analysis including pH levels, conductivity, dissolved and suspended
  • solids, cations and anions, and organic contaminants
  • characterisation of carbons
  • using a scanning electron microscope and light element detection
  • gas chromatography mass spectrometry analysis
  • infra­red and ultraviolet­ spectroscopy mineral identification through X­ray diffraction
  • high­ performance liquid chromatography.

HRL provides expert chemical analysis services from its state­ of­ the art laboratories for a range of industries including:

How we can help

HRL expertise and experience in undertaking chemical analysis can benefit your organisation by:

  • providing an independent expert service
  • a reliable service with each project allocated a dedicated project manager
  • ability to apply multiple analytical techniques to understand and tailor a solution
  • a sound scientific base for management decisions
  • helping to maintain product quality assurance and safety method development for specialist applications.

Meet The Expert

Nick Miller

Nick has over 20 years of experience working as a chemist in the power generation and mineral processing industries. Inorganic and elemental analysis of various sample types, particularly fuels such as coal, oil and biosolids as well as pharmaceuticals, soils and waters. Material characterisation particularly for energy industries.

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Our Certifications


NATA accredited AtS/NZS ISO 17025, AS/NZS ISO 17020NATA Accredited Laboratories number 561

ISO 9001 Quality Management

ISO 9001 Quality Management certified by BSI under certificate number FS605116.