Laboratory Services

The Laboratory has analytical instruments and experience that allow it to perform a variety of methods, including those set out by the following agencies:

The following is a partial list of analytes for which the laboratory has standard protocols. In addition, the laboratory has experience developing new analytical methods, often achieving detection limits below those in the published literature.

  • aldehydes
  • amphetamines
  • anaesthetic gases
  • bioaerosols
  • chlorinated organic compounds
  • cytotoxic medications
  • endotoxin
  • inorganic air quality indicators (e.g., NOx, SOx, COx)
  • metals
  • moulds
  • organic acids
  • particulates (dust, fume, smoke)
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

The laboratory offers the following field monitoring equipment for rental, when not in use for school teaching or research.

Indoor Air Quality Monitors
Velocicalc Plus

Gas & Vapour Monitors
Jerome Mercury Vapor Analyzer
Drager Chip Measurement System
Gastec Pump and detector tubes

Bioaerosol Samplers
Anderson Six-Stage Sampler
Anderson N-6 Stage Sampler

Particulate Samplers
DustTrak DRX
DustTrak DRX Handheld
Size-selection devices (7-hole sampler, cyclones, GSP, PM10, PM2.5, personal cascade impactor)

Pumps & Calibrators
Gilair Plus
AirCon pumps
Bios Defender
SKC 4146

Noise Monitors
Casella CEL 35x
Quest SoundPro DL2

Temperature & Pressure Monitors
Questtemp 36 & 32 area heat stress monitor
HVM100 Vibration Monitor