Chemical Sampling and Analysis Lab

Chemical Sampling and Analysis Laboratory

Chemical analysis of matter of all states, particle count analysis, NVR analysis, quick turnaround support of critical launch/payload processing schedules.


  • FTIR (fourier transform infra-red) spectrometers
  • Moisture analyzers
  • Ultra high purity detectors
  • Gas chromatography/Mass specs
  • Ion chromatographs
  • ICP-OES, TOC analyzer

Chemistry and Life Sciences Lab (Chemistry)

A full spectrum of state-of-the-art analytical instruments for both qualitative and quantitative analyses of non-volatile organics, volatile organics, elements and ions to meet diverse operational and research needs. The Air Revitalization activity develops technology for scrubbing trace Volatile Organic Compounds out of the air.  Additional work focuses on developing and testing catalysts for removing ammonia, volatile siloxanes, and volatile organics.  The Water Recycling Lab focuses on testing bioreactors designs and operational procedures for treating wastewater, which includes urine, condensate, and gray water.  Performs chemical analyses (ID of unknown contaminates/materials; support of failure analyses) and testing in support of multiple programs.      
Provides real-time problem solving and polymer materials development, testing, and support to multiple NASA and KSC programs.  Specific expertise in foam and insulation systems, low temperature composites, carbon nanotube technology, conducting polymer systems, fire and polymers, coating systems that include icephobic coatings, chemical sensor technology and polymer processing techniques along with polymer and materials degradation mechanisms.


  • Elemental and Ion Analysis:ICP-OES Spectrometer, TOC/TN Analyzer,CHNS/O Elemental Analyzer, IC/Suppressed Conductivity Targeted organic compound analysis:GC/ FID/TCD, HPLC /Diode Array Detector & Evaporative Light Scattering Detector, HPLC /Pulsed Amperometric Detector GC/Mass Spectrometry (MS), HPLC/Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry
  • Safety shower
  • Network
  • Sink
  • Gases
  • FTIR, SEM, EDS, WDS, XRF, ICP, OEM, GC/MS, IC, XRD, PLM, wet chemistry, NVR characterization
  • Instron, 4-point probe
  • 50-ton Injection Molder
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter