Chemical Analysis

Modern Laboratories is retained by our customers to conduct chemical analysis for a wide range of reasons, including: Quality and Process Control, Materials Evaluations/Selection, R&D, Failure or Forensics Investigations, and Regulatory Compliance.

Our highly skilled scientists utilize extensive instrumentation facilities to offer an uncommon breadth of testing capabilities. Listed below is a representative list of the equipment, procedures and matrices offered.

Chemistry Instrumentation

  • Optical Emission Spectrometers (OES)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (XRF)
  • Atomic Absorption (AA-Flame & Furnace)
  • Gas Chromatographs (GC)
  • GC-Mass Spectrometers (GC/MS)
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometers
  • Energy Dispersive X-Ray (EDS)
  • Mercury Analyzer (Cold Vapor)
  • FTIR Fourier Infrared Spectrometer
  • Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Ion Chromatography (IC)
  • TOC (Total Organic Carbon)
  • LECO Combustion (IR, IA, TC)-C,N,O,H,S
  • Segmented Flow Analyzers
  • Discrete Analyzers
  • Classic Wet Chemistry
  • Gravimetric ,Titrimetric, Colorimetric
  • Mini Distillation
  • TCLP/Zero Headspace Extractors
  • Solid Phase Extractors
  • Pulverizers, Crushers, RoTAP and Sieves
  • Remelt Furnace
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Testing Matricies & Analytical Range

The range of metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites, fluids, soils, gases and other materials & samples tested within Modern’s Chemistry Lab is extensive. And, our diverse suite of analytical equipment makes it possible for Modern to accurately test these substances in concentrations ranging from trace level (ppb or ppt) to high purity (99.99%).

If your needs include the testing of common or exotic metals, raw materials, air/gases, liquids and fluids, or finished products….contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

  • Metals
    • Aluminum, Carbon/Low Alloy Steels
    • Cast Irons
    • Cobalt
    • Copper
    • Brass
    • Bronze
    • Magnesium
    • Nickel Alloys
    • Precious Metals
    • Titanium
    • Tool Steels
  • Raw Materials
    • Slags
    • Ferroalloys
    • Oxides
    • Oils
    • Scraps
    • Plastics
  • Others
    • Waters
    • Waste Waters
    • Air, Soil
    • Coatings
    • Gases
    • Silicates
    • Activated Carbon
    • Plating Baths
    • Chemical Processing Streams
    • Food and Beverages
    • Products
    • Industrial Hygiene Samples
    • Environmental Samples
    • Industrial Processing Samples
    • Oil & Gas

Chemical Analysis Test Procedures

Categories of chemical analysis test procedures performed at Modern Laboratories include:

  • Elemental Analysis
  • Volatile Compounds
  • Semi-Volatile Compounds
  • Inorganic and Organic Compounds
  • Classic Wet Chemistry
  • Instrumented Wet Chemistry
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Utilizing the range of testing procedures noted above, Modern Laboratory chemists can quantify a wide range of analytes, including:

  • Acidity
  • Alkalinity
  • Ammonia
  • 800/CBOD
  • Calorimetry
  • BTEX
  • BTU Analysis
  • Chlorides
  • Coating Weight
  • Conductance
  • Corrosivity
  • Custom Test Methods
  • Cyanides
  • Density
  • Elemental Compositions
  • Flashpoint
  • Fluorides
  • Fusion Preparation
  • Gas Analysis (O,N, H)
  • GRO/DRO
  • H2S Breakthrough
  • Heating Value (BTU)
  • Herbicides
  • Resistivity
  • Heavy Metals
  • Hexavalent Chrome
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Kehldal Nitrogen
  • Leachates
  • Lead, Asbestos
  • MBAS/Detergents
  • Mercury
  • Minerals
  • Moisture/Water Content
  • Nitrate/Nitrite
  • Oil and Grease
  • Osmotic Pressure
  • Oxides
  • PCB’s
  • Pesticides
  • pH
  • Phenols
  • Phosphorous
  • Phosphatase
  • Phosphates
  • Polymer Identification
  • Priority Pollutants
  • RCRA Analysis
  • Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Silicates
  • Solids –TSS/DSS
  • Specific Gravity
  • Sulfate/Sulfite
  • TOC, TOX
  • Turbidity
  • Viscosity
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Wear Metals