Centre for Environmental Analysis and Remediation, CEAR

Research Facility

Centre for Environmental Analysis and Remediation, CEAR
Saint Mary's University
Nova Scotia (NS)

The Centre for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CEAR) is an analytical instrument facility that provides teaching and research support to undergraduate and graduate students, university researchers, and faculty at Saint Mary’s University. Located in the Science building, CEAR offers services that include hands-on training, analysis of samples, and method development in the areas of chromatography, mass spectrometry and elemental analyses.


LCMS, GCMS, Elemental Analysis

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Ocean Industries

Research Facility

Patricia Granados
Research Instrument Technician

Industry Liaison Officer

Kevin Buchan

Equipment 3 piece(s)

Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, LC/MS
LC/MSD 1100

HPLC system equipped with vacuum degasser, binary pump, thermostatted column compartment, auto sampler and UV-Vis diode array detector (DAD). 

The ion trap mass spectrometer is suited for acquisition of MSn spectra and it can be acquired in full scan or single-ion monitoring modes, 50-2200 m/z range, positive and negative polarity.

Available two sources: electrospray ionization (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI). Sample introduction by LC or syringe pump.

Gas Chromatography Mass spectrometry, GC/MS
Agilent Technologies (Varian Inc)
Varian 3800 GC MS
Gas chromatograph equipped with autosampler, flame-ionization detector (FID) and an ion trap mass spectrometer (electron impact, 50-600 m/z range).

Elemental Analyzer: Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen
Perkin Elmer
2400 Series II CHN

Micro elemental analyzer suitable for the rapid determination of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen content in organic compounds.

It has the capability of handling a wide variety of samples types in the field of pharmaceutical, polymers, chemicals, environmental and energy, including solids, liquids, and viscous samples.

Sample size from 0 to 500mg, depending on sample type.

Analytical range (mg): C: 0.001 - 3.6 H: 0.001 - 1.0 N: 0.001 - 6.0

Date submitted: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 12:54 PM
Date updated: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 12:54 PM

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