Metal and anion analysis

Metal analysis

Metal analysis (copper, iron, sodium, potassium, and calcium) is performed in the Commercial Services laboratory using a Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer.

Silver, lead and other heavy metals require a more sensitive analytical technique such as Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS). We can arrange for these analyses to be performed by an external laboratory on your behalf.

Anion analysis

Chloride (as NaCl) and Sulfate as (K2SO4) analysis are performed using Ion Chromatography. We can arrange for these analyses to be performed by an external laboratory on your behalf.

Prices per analysis
Analysis Per Sample (excluding GST)
Copper (Cu) $27 Volume required – 200 mL

Target response time – 48 hrs

Iron (Fe) $27
Sodium (Na) $27
Potassium (K) $27
Calcium (Ca) $27
Manganese (Mn) $35
Metal group analysis including Cu, Fe, Na, K & Ca $105
Metal group for China including Mn, Cu & Fe $80
Chloride (as NaCl)* $107 Volume required – 155 mL

Target response time – 15 days from receipt of samples

Sulfate as (K2SO4)* $107

* Currently provided by an external NATA-accredited contract laboratory with a turnaround time of 15 working days.

For more information, please contact AWRI Commercial Services on (08) 8313 6600 or e-mail commercialservices@awri.com.au