BAL North Creek

In addition to a highly qualified staff of dedicated scientific professionals, Brooks Applied Labs maintains a state-of-the-art facility with the dedicated equipment, instrumentation, and infrastructure necessary to provide the highest quality trace metals analytical services. Located in Bothell, Washington, our approximately 23,500 square foot controlled-access facility includes all of our administrative and managerial offices, specialized analytical laboratories, and secured sample storage areas, providing our company with the capacity to process even large quantities of samples in a consistently effective and timely manner.

Comprising over half of our entire facility, our custom designed laboratories are ideally suited for preparing and analyzing samples for projects that require the most accurate and precise results for low-level metals and metals speciation. All possible precautions are taken to reduce potential metals contamination and all laboratory consumables, supplies, and reagents are constantly monitored for ultra-purity.

To ensure the integrity of our clients’ samples and to protect the health and safety of our staff, sophisticated HEPA-filtered air handling systems supply all of our laboratories with closely monitored Class 100-equivalent quality air, and any potentially harmful fumes are quickly swept from laboratory areas by all-plastic fume hoods. To ensure that no interruptions in our water or gas supply can occur, ultra-pure gasses (argon, nitrogen, helium, and hydrogen) are stored in bulk quantities and are monitored by our supplier, and ultra-pure deionized reagent water is supplied from a custom-built reverse osmosis system with a 250-gallon reservoir.

Brooks Applied Labs is constantly investing in and implementing methods that take advantage of the latest advanced analytical instrumentation and equipment in order to provide our clients with the highest quality data available. Multiple redundant IT systems provide extensive security and backup capabilities to ensure that only those with proper authorization are capable of accessing our laboratory information management system (LIMS) or other client-related files and that regularly scheduled and automated daily backups occur to preserve data in the event of a catastrophe. Detailed security and emergency response procedures are in place for the protection of staff and samples, in addition to a comprehensive chemical hygiene plan.

Listed below is just a partial account of some of the analytical instrumentation and equipment that are consistently utilized and properly maintained to accomplish the preparation and analysis of a variety of samples for low-level metals and metals speciation.

Instrumentation & Equipment
2BRI MERX® Automated Total Mercury CVAFS Systems
2BRI MERX® Automated Methylmercury CV-GC-AFS Systems
1BRI Model III Atomic Fluorescence Spectrophotometer & Amalgamation Control Module for Manual Analyses
4PerkinElmer ELAN DRC II ICP-MS with ESI SC-4 FAST Automated Sampler
1PerkinElmer NexIon 300D ICP-MS with ESI SC-4DX FAST Automated Sampler
1PerkinElmer ELAN DRC II ICP-MS with Dionex ICS-3000 HPLC (IC) System
1Perkin Elmer Elan DRC Plus (ICP-1) with Dionex GPM-2 HPLC (IC) System
2Perkin Elmer Elan DRC-e with Dionex GP50 HPLC (IC) System
1Agilent 8800 Triple quad ICP-MS with ESI SC-4DX FAST Automated Sampler
2Agilent 7700 CRC ICP-MS with Dionex GP40 HPLC (IC) Systems
1Perkin Elmer Clarus 600 Gas Chromatograph
1Dionex ED40 electrochemical detector
1Elemental Scientific seaFAST S2 Automated Sample Introduction System
1Buck Scientific 205 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
1Thermo Scientific Evolution 60S Colorimetric Spectrophotometer
1Thermo Genesys 20 Colorimetric Spectrophotometer
1Berghof Speedwave Microwave Digestion System
1Eppendorf 5810 Centrifuge
2Beckman Model TJ-6 centrifuge
1Thermo Centra CL3 centrifuge
5BRI Distillation Systems
3Environmental Express SC100/154 Series Hot Block Digestion Systems
3Environmental Express Model SC196 Hot Block Digestion Systems
2Environmental Express Model SC150 Hot Block Digestion Systems
6Fischer-Scientific Digestion Ovens
4VWR Model 1320 economy ovens
1Thermolyne 62700 Muffle furnace
1Arrow-Tech 4007A Geiger Counter
1Oakton Con 510 Series pH/Conductivity/TDS/Temperature Meter
1Accumet AB15 pH/Conductivity/TDS/Temperature Meter
1Hach PCSTestr35 pH/Conductivity/TDS/Temperature Meter
1Oakton Salt 6 Acorn Series Salinity Meter
11Scientific Balances
2Branson Sonifier Cell Disrupter Model 185
1Branson Sonifier Cell Disrupter Model 185D