Equipment

Analytical facilities

Our labs are equipped for the analysis of a range of bulk and trace, natural and pollutant organic constituents in sediments, oils, bitumens, rocks, waters and many more applications. 

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Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry

Bruker Daltonics Solarix 12Tesla FT-ICR-MS

One of only three instruments in Canada, based in the Western Canada Petroleomics Centre.
Ionisation: Electrospray & APPI sources
Resolution: Ultra High
M/Z range: 100-10,000
Applications: Whole oil analysis, petroleum fractions, intact polar membrane lipids, naphthenic Acids

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FTMS

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

Agilent Technologies 6890 GC with 5973n MSD

Instrument type: Single quadrupole MS
Ionisation: +ve ion EI 
Operating modes: SIM MS, Full Scan MS, simultaneous SIM/Scan
Resolution: low
M/Z range: 50-1050
Applications: geochemical fingerprinting of petroleum fractions, biomarkers, polar compounds

GCMS

Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

Thermo Fisher LTQ Linear Ion Trap

Ionisation: APCI & Electrospray sources
Resolution: High
M/Z range: 50-2000
Applications: Determination of naphthenic acids, molecular weight estimation of petroleum, intact polar membrane lipids, phospholipids

LTQ