Organic Elemental Analyzer, CHNS Analyzer


Organic Elemental Analyzer, CHNS Analyzer
Thermo Scientific
Flash 2000

The CHNS Analyzer allows the determination of four elements (CHNS) simultaneously. Applications include Organic Chemistry, Petro-Chemistry, Environmental, Agronomy and Marine Science and Material Characterization.


Research Facility

Labrador Institute Research Station
Memorial University
North West River
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Operated with a year-round permanent staff, the Labrador Institute Research Station (LIRS) is located in North West River, Labrador (approximately 40 minutes from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador) and is operated by the Labrador Institute of Memorial University. The Labrador Institute Research Station was created to provide leading-edge science laboratories and a field station that supports research and science education in the remote regions of Labrador.  The facility includes employee office space, scientific laboratories (a prep (wet) lab, an analytical lab and a geological sample prep lab), an archaeology collections room, a shared research space with GIS workstations and a wide-format printer, accommodation space for four people, a full kitchen and dining area, and short-term storage space. Internet, wifi, telephone and video-conferencing capabilities are also available at the LIRS.


The Labrador Institute and the Labrador Institute Research Station are leading centres of research, outreach and education, by and for the North. Since the LI is located on the homelands of the Innu and the Inuit, the Labrador Institute has a special obligation to the Indigenous peoples of the region and therefore works in partnership on research and education programming. The LIRS is working to offer research and logistical support to those looking to expand, begin, or continue work for and in the Labrador region. The LIRS is currently supporting and/or taking part in climate change and environmental monitoring research, investigations in water use and its contaminants, interior archaeology, archaeological mitigation, ecological research, remediation studies, soil science and Northern-based agricultural investigations.


The laboratories at the LIRS are maintained to high health and safety standards and offer analytical and sample preparation (wet) labs. The labs have the capacity to support diverse research projects in many physical science fields. Larger pieces of laboratory equipment in the analytical lab include a microwave plasma atomic emissions spectrometer (MP-AES) coupled with a nitrogen generator, an organic elemental analyzer (CHNS analyzer), a UV-visible spectrophotometer, an FT-IR spectrometer system and a handheld X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer. Other pieces of equipment include a photometer, portable dissolved oxygen and BOD meter, digital balances, a variety of microscopes, incubators, fume and laminar flow hoods, a sample freezer, a water purification system, pH, conductivity, TDS and salinity meters, a centrifuge, a digestion block, a water bath, and an air exchange system. There are 11 work stations with multiple sinks and a teaching area with a large white board. The preparation (wet) labs include a Kjeldahl distillation unit, balances, sieves and a sieve shaker, a muffle furnace, reciprocal shakers, a wet-tile saw, a walk-in cooler, drying ovens, an ultra-low temperature freezer, a hydraulic pallet press, a forced-feed crusher, a thin-section machine, laboratory and cutting mills.


The LIRS continues to grow and expand and is always open to discuss future partnerships and collaborations with interested researchers and stakeholders.

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Geomatics and Geodesy
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Education
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Forestry and Forest-Based Industries
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals
  • Ocean Industries


Caitlin Lapalme Primary Contact
7094973631 Ext: 222
Laboratory Coordinator
Ashlee Cunsolo

Date submitted: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 3:01 PM
Date updated: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 3:13 PM