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Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

The University of New Mexico - Earth & Planetary Sciences Department

Contact Information

Abdul-Mehdi S. Ali

(505) 277 - 1637




Instrument Type

  • Dionex - DX 500

  • WHOLE ROCK ANALYSIS - XRF X-ray Fluorescence
  • WHOLE ROCK ANALYSIS - ICP Inductively-coupled plasma spectrometer
  • +/- mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) and laser source
  • FLUID ANALYSIS - Atomic Absorption spectrometer
  • IC Ion Chromatogrophy


  • Fluid analysis
  • Gas analysis

Typical Use:

  • Analysis of anions
  • Analysis of perchlorates
  • Analysis of some organic
  • Analysis of metals in fluid (Aqueous samples)

Conditions for Use:

  • Submitted samples will be analyzed on a contract basis (i.e. lab personnel will do the work)
  • Visitors are invited to work in the lab to work with lab personnel
  • Training Session (short course) is offered

User Fees:

  • Universities and federal funded projects $50.00 per hour
  • Private and public samples $100.00 per hour

Instrument Priorities:

  1. Dept. Students, staff, and faculty research projects and teaching classes
  2. Other university departments users
  3. Other universities projects
  4. Private and public services

Remote Use:

  • None

Sample Preparation:

  • Aqueous samples must be filtered through 0.45 micron filter

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:

  • Full calibration standards, blanks, and QC samples will be implemented in analysis


  • The system is fully computer controlled
  • The system is operated by peakNet software

Educational Use:

  • Class demonstrations are available for undergraduates.
  • Undergraduate student research projects are invited.
  • Graduate student research projects are invited.
  • Tutorials and other educational materials related to the lab are available.

Support provided by:

Federal (NSF) and university (state)

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