Chemical Monitoring Facility


The Chemical Monitoring Facility has the capability of analysing a diverse range of materials in the environment (e.g. soils, terrestrial and marine sediments, rocks, waters and biological tissue) to determine elemental abundances (including rare earth elements), elemental speciation, organic compounds and isotopic compositions. The design includes a Class 6 and 7 clean room facilities for the preparation and analysis of samples for ultra-trace elemental analysis.

Research Projects

1) A national cooperation to assess sources and mechanisms leading to elevated arsenic and metal exposure in Irish drinking water supplies

2) Hydrogeological and geochemical investigations of elevated arsenic (As) in drinking water supplies from the west of Ireland

3) Biomonitoring of metal contamination in wetlands associated with construction and demolition (C&D) waste.


 Dr. Liam Morrison, Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research Dr. Liam Morrison
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Phone: (091) 493200; Email:
Owen Doherty, Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research Mr. Owen Doherty
Ryan Institute
Phone: (091) 493239; Email: