20 September 2016
NGL Geochemistry Laboratory Facilities at ARRC:
A snapshot of what we have and what it can do
When: Tuesday 11th of October 9 am to 10:30 am
Where: ARRC Auditorium (26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington)
Who: Any and all, primarily those with an interest in characterisation of materials related to carbon capture and storage, but applicable to other material characterisation (rocks, soil, water, gases).
RSVP: to Bianca Moiler – Bianca.Moiler@csiro.au by the 7th of October (for tea and coffee catering purposes)
These snapshot presentations will provide a brief overview of the NGL Geochemistry Laboratory Facilities at ARRC. Key pieces of equipment that the NGL has will be presented by a key user with the general method of operation, the appropriate contacts and methods for accessing this equipment, along with an example of how it has been used with a research outcome i.e., a case study. Each presenter will give a 5-7 minute presentation (snapshot) with a couple of minutes for questions and change over.
Following the presentations, morning tea will be provided and participants will have the option to discuss the facilities with the main users. A tour of the equipment will be arranged at the end (11:00 – 11:30 am) in smaller groups for those interested.
The preliminary presentations are:
9:00 Introduction, overview
9:10 Analysis of metals/metalloids in liquids and solids using ICP-MS/OES and a digestion block
9:20 Analysis of metals/metalloids/some isotopes in solid materials in situ using LA-ICP-MS
9:30 Analysis of major elements (C,S,N,O,H) of liquid and solid samples (C+S/TOC/Flash HT)
9:40 Analysis of anions and alkalinity in liquid samples using IC/Autotitration
9:50 Analysis of gases using mass spectroscopy (Omnistar)
10:00 Analysis of concentration and isotopic composition of CO2 and CH4 in gas samples using Picarro
10:10 Analysis of stable isotopes (C,N,S,O,H) in solids, liquids and gases using IRMS – (EA, Gasbench, GC)
10:20 Analysis of hydrocarbons in gas, liquid and solid samples using GC/GC-MS
10:30 General details for access and close
10:35 Morning tea
11:00 Optional laboratory walk through