Analytical Chemistry Lab

performs a wide variety of analyses of soil, water, and air samples.


Helen Habicht


9133 Biological Road, Pellston, MI

Literature, Science and the Arts

Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers and External Researchers

Core Summary

The Analytical Chemistry Lab at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) performs a wide variety of analyses of soil, water, and air samples for U-M and non-U-M clients. Notably, we operate the only stable isotope lab in the northern lower peninsula.

Service Categories: Chemical, Material and Protein Characterization


Sample analysis
Soil/water/air sample analysis,

Sample processing

Chemical Safety Training course, Equipment training,


Dionex high-performance ion chromatograph

Direct Mercury Analyzer (Millenium DMA-80)

Elemental analyzers


Mass spectrometer
AB-Sciex API 2000 LC/MS/MS triple quadrupole, Finnigan Delta V Isotope Ratio mass spectrometer, Perkin-Elmer ELAN DRC-e ICP/MS, Sciex API 3000 triple quadrupole LC/MS, Thermo ISQ-LT single quadrupole, Thermo TSQ Quantum Access MAX triple-quadrupole LC and IC/MS,

Purge-and-Trap GC/MS

Segmented flow analyzers

Thermo Trace 1310 gas chromatograph

TOC analyzer