PerkinElmer® Environmental Health


The ability to detect known and unknown contaminants in the environment plays an important role in today’s world. PerkinElmer® offers a variety of analytical equipment to support all aspects in the environment, including the quantitative and qualitative analysis of food, water, air and soils.

PerkinElmer’s Environmental Health (EH) product lines help scientists around the world to understand all of these complexities by using data received from various analyzers to improve health and safety for the future of our world.



Gas Chromatography

PerkinElmer® delivers unrivalled flexibility. Whatever your application, requirements, or budget, PerkinElmer® has a solution for you. The GC platforms run on Waters® Empower® 3 Software, an industry leading chromatography data software (CDS) system that manages multi-vendor data and simplifies data collection, processing and reporting.


Clarus 590 and 690 GC     

  • Better characterization and fewer reruns with wide range flame ionization detector (FID)
  • Lower reporting limits and improved inertness with high performance Capillary Injector
  • Higher throughput with best-in-class, fastest-heat-up and cool down conventional GC oven
  • More versatility with multiple, industry-leading TurboMatrix™ sample handling options.


Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

PerkinElmer’s GC/MS systems are suitable for most applications in the food, environmental, industrial, and forensics sectors.


Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS

The Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS offers high throughput, sensitivity for identification and quantitation of volatile and semi-volatile compounds and can meet the most regulated environmental requirements.



Labs performing complex sample analyses can get more in depth information and have the ability to identify a broad range of compounds selectively, specficically and accurately using the AxION® iQT.


Torion T-9 Portable GC/MS

The Torion T-9 Portable GC/MS is the world’s smallest portable GC/MS. It is also fast, reliable, and easy to use. The Torion T-9 is rechargeable battery operated with a color touchscreen user interface, or a simple three-button navigation. The speed and portability of Torion T-9 system make it ideal for analysis outside of your lab.

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Atomic Spectroscopy

PerkinElmer’s ICP-OES, ICP-MS, and AA have been installed worldwide to obtain precise data from inorganic elemental analyses quickly, efficiently, and effortlessly.


Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectroscopy 

The PerkinElmer Avio® series of ICP-OES spectrometers is available in two models offering the highest levels of instrument performance in multi-element inorganic analyses.


Avio 500  

The NEW Avio 500 is a truly simultaneous and compact ICP-OES. It utilizes a vertical plasma and is engineered to handle even the most difficult, high-matrix samples without dilution, delivering productivity, performance, and faster return on investment. 





Avio 200  

The Avio 200 is a very compact ICP-OES- the smallest on the market. It combines a vertical plasma design with a unique combination of hardware features that deliver matrix tolerance and low cost of ownership.


Avio Series Hardware

Avio Series hardware features includes:

  • Vertical Plasma Torch Design: provides 100% matrix tolerance, minimizing sample preparation time.
  • Flat Plate Plasma Technology: delivers a more robust, stable plasma and the lowest argon consumption of any ICP (50% less than other systems).
  • Dual View: optimizes axial and radial plasma viewing to the extended linear dynamic range, measuring high and low concentrations in the same run, regardless of wavelength.
  • PlasmaShear System: offers maintenance-free, argon-free interference removal.
  • Color PlasmaCam: for real-time viewing status evaluation of plasma, injector, and torch during analysis.
  • Syngistix for ICP Software: provides an intuitive, left-to-right, icon-based design; built-in, preset methods for faster, easier operation, requiring minimal training; extensive quality control options, including QC Charting; common software platform across AA, ICP, and ICP-MS.


Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Whether your trace-elemental analysis application is in environmental monitoring, food testing, biomonitoring, geochemical or semiconductor, PerkinElmer’s inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry provides optimal solutions to meet all your needs.

The state-of-the-art PerkinElmer ICP-MS systems offer a range of interference-removal techniques to meet all multi-element analyses — from high-throughput samples with few interferences, to samples that require the removal of unknown interferences or applications demanding the best performance with the lowest detection limits. Additionally, PerkinElmer ICP-MS also provides software, accessories and consumables, as well as expert training and support, to ensure success with your analyses.


NexION® 2000 ICP Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)  

The NexION 2000 ICP Mass Spectrometers provide unique benefits to laboratories, both large and small. It delivers:

  • The most powerful interference removal for the best detection limits.
  • The highest flexibility regardless of matrix.
  • The most efficient analysis every time.
  • The lowest maintenance requirements of any ICP-MS.

Plus, the NexION 2000 ICP-MS can be configured with your choice of SMARTintro color-coded sample introduction modules engineered to address all varieties of applications or analyses to simplify operator setup, streamlining your workflows.


Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

The PinAAcle AAS line provides state-of-the art and high-performance instrumentation and offers a variety of configurations and capabilities to match the specific needs for analysis. Features include:

  • Flame only, furnace only, or space-saving stacked designs featuring both

  • Flame, furnace, flow injection, FIAS-furnace and mercury/hydride capabilities on a single instrument;

  • Choice of deuterium or longitudinal Zeeman background correction;

  • Workflow-based Syngistix™for AA software offering both ease-of-use and exceptional flexibility.

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Molecular Spectroscopy

Fourier Transformation Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)

The FTIR systems provide fast and accurate analysis, while being easily configurable. The main features include: the OpticsGuard™ technology, which protects the instrument from environmental effects such as humidity; and the patented Dynascan, which provides the FTIR with a stable design that does not require alignment correction.

The PerkinElmer® FTIR Frontiers and Spectrum 2 Series can be used in a wide range of applications, including:

  • Food & Beverage;

  • Pharmaceuticals;

  • Petrochemicals;

  • Polymers;

  • Environmental Safety;

  • IR microscopy and IR/NIR imaging via the FTIR Spotlight Series.


UV/VIS Spectrophotometer

PerkinElmer’s Lambda Series offers confidence for a wide range of sample analysis from UV/VIS to NIR. Self-aligning accessories provide for “mistake-proof” materials characterization.

  • Intuitive software with a simplified user interface;

  • Instrument self-check;

  • Flexibility to rapidly change sample analysis;

  • Automated accessory align;

  • Compact design that saves valuable bench space;

  • Application modules covering many application areas to save time;

  • Advanced visualization tools.

Key applications include:

  • Foods & Nutritionals;

  • Industrial;

  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences;

  • Environmental Air/ Water/ Solid.


Fluorescence Spectrometer (FL)

LS-55 and LS-45 Fluorescence Spectrometers provide support with the ultimate blend of high performance, reliability, ease-of-use, durability and versatility. These industry-leading fluorescence spectrophotometers cover any measurement mode or type of data analysis, and include:

  • Fluorescence;

  • Phosphorescence;

  • Bioluminescence;

  • Chemiluminescence;3D excitation/emission, synchronous and kinetic scanning.

Key applications include:

  • Agriculture;

  • Clinical;

  • Cell Biology;

  • Molecular Biology;

  • Enzymology;

  • Environmental;

  • Industrial.

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Elemental Analysis

The PerkinElmer® 2400 Series II CHNS/O Elemental Analyzer (2400 Series II) provides fast and effective rapid determination of the carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur or oxygen content in solids, liquids, volatile and viscous samples in the fields of pharmaceuticals, polymers, chemicals, environmental and energy. The samples themselves are combusted, with the resulting combustion gases measured by using the classical Pregl-Dumas method.

Key applications include:

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Polymers

  • Chemicals

  • Environmental

  • Energy.

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Thermal Analysis

This field describes a group of analytical techniques that measure the physical properties of a material (i.e. heat flow, mass, dimension) as a function of temperature. The analyzers cover all major fields including, polymers, rubbers, chemicals, pharmaceutics, and life sciences.


Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

A DSC measures the amount of energy (heat) absorbed or released by a sample as it is heated, cooled or held at a constant (isothermal) temperature. The precise measure of sample temperature is also made with a DSC. The DSC 4000 and 6000 provide a wide range of applications, which include:

  • Material Characterization;

  • Oxidative Induction Testing (OIT);

  • Isothermal Kinetics Studies;

  • UV Curing and Process Simulation in Polymers;

  • Process and product improvement;

  • Polymorph characterization in pharmaceuticals;

  • Process studies in pharmaceuticals effects on amorphous crystalline content.


Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

A Thermogravimetric Analyzer measures the change in mass of a sample as the sample is heated, cooled or held at a constant (isothermal) temperature. PerkinElmer’s TGA 4000 and 8000 combine excellent atmosphere control, high throughput automation, and advanced hyphenation technology for a full understanding of the gases evolved during heating of a sample. TGA is used to characterize materials used in a variety of environmental applications, including:

  • Food;

  • Pharmaceutics;

  • Petrochemistry.


Simultaneous Thermal Analyzers (STA)

The PerkinElmer® STA 6000 and 8000 provide stable performance with an efficient productivity ranging from QC to R&D applications. With the power to acquire both TGA and DTA/DSC measurements simultaneously, the compact, small instrument delivers high performance thermal analysis across the widest range of applications. To grasp complete moisture and solvent evaporation, the STA can operate from as low as 15 ºC to 1600 C.

Key applications include:

  • Ceramic materials;

  • Construction materials;

  • Geological materials;

  • Oil analysis;

  • Inorganic analysis;

  • High temperature applications.


Mechanical Analysis (DMA and TMA)

TMA 4000 and DMA 8000 represent this area of thermal analysis. TMA 4000 measures dimensional changes such as function of temperature, while DMA 8000 measures changes of rheological behavior under dynamic conditions. These instruments are ideal for the measurement of:

  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (COE);

  • Stiffness;

  • Modulus;

  • Damping.

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