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Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) Laboratory

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Facilities Available

  • Graphite furnace atomizer
  • Hydride generator system
  • Cold vapour system (for mercury generation)
  • Autosampler

Applications
AAS is very specific and has great freedom from interferences. Its range of application is wide and found popular application in the following areas:

  • Health:¬†¬†routine clinical-chemical analyses for elemental determination
  • Food Industry:Elemental concentration of major and trace elements in food stuffs and drinks.
  • Agriculture:¬† Soil, fertilizer and plants.
  • Hydrology: Water and sediments
  • Environment: Air, waste water, sewage sludge, refuse and garbage.
  • Solid Minerals: Rocks, Minerals and Ores
  • Petrochemical:Crude oil
  • Materials: Ceramics, Cement and glass.

Achievements
Services rendered to the following on a regular basis

  • Obafemi Awolowo University Community
  • Nearly all the Universities in the southern zone of Nigeria
  • Water, sediment and plants have been analysed for major oil companies in the country.

Accelerator

XRF

XRD

AAS

UV

DTA

FTIR

Instron Machine

Liquid Nitrogen Plant

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