Laboratory Analysis Services

The Ohio Lumex Laboratory takes pride in our adaptive and agile approach to solving difficult problems. We have invested a great deal of effort into the development of new products, methods, and services in response to our customers’ needs. Ohio Lumex’s reputation for sorbent trap analysis and quickly providing custom-tailored solutions has led to unique and challenging requests from many industries. Our laboratory researchers embrace these challenges and have a long track record of successfully developing new analytical methodologies applied across various industries. Our services include:

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Mercury Analysis

Hydrogen Chloride Analysis


Our Laboratory follows EPA OTM-40 for analysis of hydrogen chloride sorbent traps. Sorbent Traps are analyzed via ion chromatography. These sorbent traps are typically used for measurement of HCl content in coal-fired flue gas prior to a Method 26 or Method 26A compliance test. OTM-40 can also be used in lieu of Method 26 for compliance purposes, following the guidelines described in Alternative Test Method 129.




Hydrogen Bromide Analysis


The sorbent traps used for capture and analysis of HCl can also be used for measurement of hydrogen bromide (HBr). These measurements are typically performed for engineering tests around Air Pollution Control Devices (APCDs). This measurement has been useful for testing native and artificial hydrogen bromide concentrations for the purpose of mercury oxidation.




Sulfur Trioxide / Sulfuric Acid Analysis


SO3 Sorbent Traps are typically used in lieu of Method 8/8A/CTM-013 for engineering studies and process analysis, especially in cases where Method 8 is too difficult to perform at the sampling site. Common applications include measurement of H2SO4 emissions from coal-fired power plant stacks, as well as testing of SO2 → SO3 conversion across an SCR module or other catalyst. These traps are analyzed via ion chromatography. The laboratory can also perform analysis for Method 8/8A/CTM-013 using either ion chromatography or barium-thorin titration as requested.




Arsenic Analysis


These sorbent traps are analyzed via hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry (HGAFS) or graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS). Their common application is the evaluation of limestone combustion or injection and its effects in arsenic mitigation for the purpose of preventing catalyst poisoning.




Selenium Analysis


Our arsenic sorbent traps are also used for the capture and analysis of selenium, using the same analytical methods. Selenium measurements are typically of interest to utilities affected by EPA’s Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG), since the traps can be used to evaluate selenium control technologies in the gas phase, prior to selenium capture in the FGD.




Method 26 Analysis


Our laboratory analyzes Method 26 and 26A samples for HCl, HBr, Cl2, and Br2.




Siloxanes Analysis


We follow ASTM Method D8230 to analyze gas samples from Tedlar bags, passivated canisters, and sorbent tubes or traps. Our laboratory has taken a leadership position in the sampling and analysis of siloxanes in biogas and is currently developing several new and improved methods for consideration by ASTM that address the complex and varying gas matrices present in landfills, wastewater treatment plants, dairy farms and other feedstocks.




Biogas Analysis


Our NELAP Accredited Laboratory offers a broad range of gas analysis services performed according to industry methods and standards, including ASTM, ISO, EPA, etc. Our services apply to a variety of applications at biogas sites working with renewable energy, including RNG interconnection compliance (both startup and ongoing), pipeline integrity, process control, and various research and development efforts.





All Other Analysis

Hydrogen Chloride Analysis


Our Laboratory follows EPA OTM-40 for analysis of hydrogen chloride sorbent traps. Sorbent Traps are analyzed via ion chromatography. These sorbent traps are typically used for measurement of HCl content in coal-fired flue gas prior to a Method 26 or Method 26A compliance test. OTM-40 can also be used in lieu of Method 26 for compliance purposes, following the guidelines described in Alternative Test Method 129.




Hydrogen Bromide Analysis


The sorbent traps used for capture and analysis of HCl can also be used for measurement of hydrogen bromide (HBr). These measurements are typically performed for engineering tests around Air Pollution Control Devices (APCDs). This measurement has been useful for testing native and artificial hydrogen bromide concentrations for the purpose of mercury oxidation.




Sulfur Trioxide / Sulfuric Acid Analysis


SO3 Sorbent Traps are typically used in lieu of Method 8/8A/CTM-013 for engineering studies and process analysis, especially in cases where Method 8 is too difficult to perform at the sampling site. Common applications include measurement of H2SO4 emissions from coal-fired power plant stacks, as well as testing of SO2 → SO3 conversion across an SCR module or other catalyst. These traps are analyzed via ion chromatography. The laboratory can also perform analysis for Method 8/8A/CTM-013 using either ion chromatography or barium-thorin titration as requested.




Arsenic Analysis


These sorbent traps are analyzed via hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry (HGAFS) or graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS). Their common application is the evaluation of limestone combustion or injection and its effects in arsenic mitigation for the purpose of preventing catalyst poisoning.




Selenium Analysis


Our arsenic sorbent traps are also used for the capture and analysis of selenium, using the same analytical methods. Selenium measurements are typically of interest to utilities affected by EPA’s Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG), since the traps can be used to evaluate selenium control technologies in the gas phase, prior to selenium capture in the FGD.




Method 26 Analysis


Our laboratory analyzes Method 26 and 26A samples for HCl, HBr, Cl2, and Br2.




Siloxanes Analysis


We follow ASTM Method D8230 to analyze gas samples from Tedlar bags, passivated canisters, and sorbent tubes or traps. Our laboratory has taken a leadership position in the sampling and analysis of siloxanes in biogas and is currently developing several new and improved methods for consideration by ASTM that address the complex and varying gas matrices present in landfills, wastewater treatment plants, dairy farms and other feedstocks.




Biogas Analysis


Our NELAP Accredited Laboratory offers a broad range of gas analysis services performed according to industry methods and standards, including ASTM, ISO, EPA, etc. Our services apply to a variety of applications at biogas sites working with renewable energy, including RNG interconnection compliance (both startup and ongoing), pipeline integrity, process control, and various research and development efforts.





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