Providing quality chemical and environmental solutions for your analytical testing needs
For over twelve years, the NRCCE Analytical Laboratory has supported environmental and engineering project analyses for academic, corporate, and governement clientele. Our mission is to provide high quality physical, biological, and chemical analytical testing services to WVU faculty and external researchers.
Capabilities include ICP optical emission, flame AA, Hydride Generation, Vapor Generation and Graphite Furnace spectroscopy for metals; Ion Chromatography and LaChat flow injection analysis for nutrient and ion analysis; Gas Chromatography using Mass Spec detection, along with Flame Ionization; and Thermal Conductivity and Electron Capture detection as well as HPLC analysis for your organic needs. We provide testing services for groundwater, coal ash, soil, grain, fish tissue, sewage and wastewater. Try our specially priced analytical testing packages or design your own unique custom-built package. We offer free estimates and consultation to determine your specific analytical needs.
- W. Va. Certification
- EPA Protocols
- Methodology Development
For information regarding services contact:
G22 NRCCE Building
PO Box 6064
Morgantown, WV 26506-6064
The NRCCE Analytical Laboratory analyzes over 3,000 samples annually. The Lab’s clientele is composed of faculty researchers from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences, WVU Extension Services, and the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. The Laboratory also provides services to external clientele consisting of private contractors, consultants, and several federal and state departments. Some noteworthy studies in which the Laboratory has provided analyses include:
- Center for Environmental Research’s long-term environmental impact assessment on stream ecology due to highway construction and operation of Corridor H.
- WVU Aquaculture Effort investigating the feasibility of raising Rainbow Trout in reclaimed acid mine drainage waterways, as well as, the accumulation of heavy metals and toxins in fillet tissue.
- WVDNR and WV DEP statewide investigation to analyze edible fish tissue for mercury and PCBs.
- EPA study to investigate the current water quality of local watersheds and the impact on first order Appalachian streams from acid mine drainage and acid rain.
- Quality control check lab for WV Dept. of Agriculture’s study on nutrient loads in the W. Va. eastern panhandle and the impact of agricultural practices on the Potomac River Watershed.
- WVU Hydrologic Research Institute’s development of analytical protocols for selenium speciation in acid mine drainage.
- National Foundation for Eye Research study on cataracts in human lens.
- National Science Foundation five-year ecological study to determine the phosphate movement in flood plains.
- CAST project to develop electrochemical sensors for on-site monitoring of heavy metal ions in coal processing and utilization.
ICP OES, Flame AA, & Graphite Furnace:
- Heavy Metals, Acid Mine Metals
- Phosphorus & Sulfur
IC & LaChat:
- Sulfate, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, TKN
- Fluoride, Chloride, o-Phosphate, Bromide
Volatile & Semi Volatile Organics:
- DRO & TPH by GC-FID
- PCB & Pesticides by GC-ECD
- Chlorophyll A, PAH, & Pesticides by HPLC
- Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
Biological & General Chemistry:
- Total Coliforms & Fecal Coliforms
- Fecal Streptococcus
- pH, Alkalinity, Acidity, Conductivity
- COD, BOD, TSS, TDS, TS, Hardness
- Watershed Sampling
- Clean Room Rental Area
- Open Facility Tours
- Method Development
- Acid Mine Drainage, Aquaculture, Slag
- Customer-Built Design
- Choose Single Analytes
(Matrix includes: Water, Sewage/sludge, Sediments, Fish tissue, Solids)