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In the modern analytical laboratory the analysis of substances is typically carried out using a combination of chromatographic, spectroscopic and thermo-analytical methods. Older methods of volumetric and gravimetric analysis are also practiced. The number of methods is very large.

You can find out more about some of the analytical methods by following the links below, but do note that this page is very much a "work in progress" being carried out as a "hobby" in a spare moment or two by the CEO! What that means is that not all methods are currently linked to further information. At the very least, the long list will give you someone to start if you want to know what methods are available ...


  • Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-IR)

  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

  • Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES)
  • Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Conductivity
  • DC-Arc Emission Spectrometry (DC-ARC)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA)
  • Electron Probe Micro Analysis (EPMA) - see Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA)
  • Electrophoresis
  • Electrochemical Analysis
  • Electrospray Mass Spectrometry (ES-MS)
  • Elemental Analysis
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy (FTMW)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Gas Liquid Chromatography (GLC)
  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Gas Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS-MS)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy (GD-OES)
  • Glow Discharge Spectroscopy (GDS)
  • Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (GF-AA)
  • Gravimetry (Gravimetric Analysis)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
  • Infrared Spectroscopy (IR)
  • Ion Chromatography
  • Ion Exchange Chromatography
  • Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS)
  • Ion Selective Electrodes (ISE)
  • Karl Fischer Titration
  • Kjeldahl Analysis
  • Liquid Chromatography (LC)
  • Mass Spectrometry (MS)
  • Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES)
  • Optical (Light) Microscopy
  • Paper Chromatography
  • Particle Size Analysis
  • pH Analysis
  • Photoemission Spectroscopy (PES)
  • Polarography
  • Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography (PGC)
  • Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (PGC-MS)
  • Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometry (PMS)
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Refractometry
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDX)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (SEM-WDX)
  • Spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS)

  • Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)

  • Super Critical Fluid Chromatography (SCF)

  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

  • Titrimetry

  • Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)

  • Ultra Violet Spectroscopy (UV)

  • Ultra Violet Visible Spectroscopy (UV-VIS)

  • Voltammetry

  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)

  • X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

Virtually no aspect of human activity in the workplace is free from the use of chemical substances, whether simply to clean or sanitise the working environment, or employed in industrial processes or used as intermediate materials in the manufacture of others. All of these activities can lead to exposure to the substances that are used, and if the substances are hazardous to health, it is then important to be able monitor and minimise exposure to them.

The consequences of not carrying out monitoring could be potentially serious. Consider for example the use of vapour-capture devices intended to remove volatiles from the workplace atmosphere ..., a survey by DEFRA has indicated that "41% of the most up to date Closed Circuit Carbon Adsorption Machines (used to capture VOCs from dry cleaning machines) and 61% of the Refrigerated Closed Circuit Machines failed to comply (with the regulations), therefore proving that maintenance and training of the machine operators in methods of optimising the consumption of dry cleaning solvents is key to compliance with the requirements of SED"

CastleviewUK can undertake independent, real-time monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the workplace environment and provide comprehensive advice to help you meet legislative requirements, such as:

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations

  • Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations

  • Control of Volatile Organic Compounds in Paints, Varnishes & Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations

  • European Solvent Emission Directives

  • The UK Solvent Emissions Regulations

  • Local Air Pollution Prevention and Controls

We also carry out chemical analysis of substances.
For advice on chemical monitoring or chemical analysis, please contact us
to discuss your requirements.

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