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Analytical Capabilities

ICM Technology Development’s Research Lab boasts a variety of analytical capabilities ranging from analysis to collaborative research.

 

Our experienced team along with state of the art instrumentation and analytical techniques combine to achieve powerful problem solving skills that can be customized to specific needs.

Chromatography Analysis

  • Gas Chromatography

  • GC-FID – Aqueous Samples

  • GC-MS – Aqueous Samples

 

Liquid Chromatography

  • Refractive Index Detector (RID)

  • UV/VIS Detector

  • Evaporative Light Scattering Detector (ELSD)

  • Fluorescence Detector

  • Isocratic and Gradient elution

           

Ion Chromatography

  • Anions (Chloride, Sulfate, Oxalate, Nitrate, Phosphate)

  • Cations (Sodium, Ammonium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium)

 

Spectroscopic Analysis

  • Infrared (FT-NIR)

  • Solids/liquids

  • Transmittance/Reflectance/Transflectance (on-line and off-line)

  • UV/VIS

 

Metals Analysis

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)

 

Physical Analysis

  • Viscosity/Rheometry              

  • Density                                   

  • Crude Fat

  • Ash                                                     

  • Color (Hunter)            

  • Flash Point

  • pH                                                       

  • Moisture (Karl Fischer)          

  • Microwave Digestion

  • Fiber (ADF, NDF, Crude)           

  • Protein (Leco Combustion) 

  • Amino Acid Analysis

 

Particle Size Analysis

  • Laser Diffraction (17nm – 2mm)

  • Multiple Sieve/Mesh Sizes (Dry/Wet)

 

Microbiological Analysis

100 sq. foot Clean Room

  • Biosafety Hood

  • Automated Plate Pourer

  • Automated Cell Counting

  • Phase Contrast Microscope with camera

  • Cryovial Organism Storage (-80°C)

 

Specialty Analysis

Starch/Cellulose Fermentations

  • Full analysis starting with raw materials to the finished products

  • Fermentation scales range from shake flask to 14 Liter glass reactors

  • Off-Gas Mass Spec monitoring beginning at 2.5L scale