High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a powerful instrument, ideal for the field of water research and other aqueous based samples study. Based on their chemical properties and structure, researchers are able to distinguish and separate between a vast amount of different organic and inorganic substances, found in environmental samples: rivers and lakes, seawater, groundwater, wastewater, sludge, soil, biological matrix etc.
Coupled with UV or MS detector, the hydro-chemists use HPLC methods to detect and quantify a verity of environmental pollutants at trace levels, and studying their fate and degradation mechanisms, both on laboratory conditions and at the environment.
HPLC could also be used for isolating specific compounds of interest from aquatic matrixes, and by a "preparative" process we can actually recover these compounds for further chemical and physical characterization.
HPLC is widely common in academy and industry. Our researchers and students gain a lot of relevant experience and our methods can be fully applied at any similar equipped laboratory around the world.