Ion chromatography (IC) analysis in a laboratory

Your needs: to analyze your substances using Ion Chromatography

What is Ion Chromatography analysis (IC)?

Ion Chromatography (IC) is one of the oldest chromatographical analysis techniques known as ion-exchange resins. The main process of Ion Chromatography is simple: a column is filled with either a positively (to isolate anions) or negatively (to isolate cations) charged resin.

The eluent acts as a carrier for the anions and cations needing to be separated. Anion and cation detection through Ion Chromatography is done using a conductometer.

Ion chromatography analysis is also used to characterize anions such as sulfates, chlorides, bromides or even fluorides.

Our solution: to provide you with our skills in Ion chromatography analysis and assistance in interpreting your results

Our services

For over 30 years, FILAB has had the experience and specific analytical fleet to be able to assist various companies with Ion chromatography analysis of formulas, polymers and of composite materials with tailored support.

From analysis to R&D, FILAB laboratory provides multidisciplinary expertise to fulfil different types of requests surrounding thermal analysis:

Thermal analysis

  • IC anion analysis

  •  Custom chemical analysis

  • Anion analysis: sulfates, chlorides, bromides, fluorides


As an independent laboratory, with a team made up of experienced doctors and engineers, FILAB guarantees the reliability of its results, ensures a turnaround for requests and provides tailored support for its clients.

Ion chromatography (IC) analysis is an analytical technique that uses ion exchange to separate and quantify ions in a sample. This analytical method has many advantages over other separation methods. This makes it well suited to a variety of applications such as environmental monitoring, clinical analysis, food testing and industrial process control. Compared to conventional liquid chromatography (LC), IC offers greater sensitivity, faster turnaround times and the ability to analyse compounds with low solubility or volatility. In addition, the use of conductivity detectors allows simple and rapid measurements, even at trace levels. Overall, Ion Chromatography analysis is a powerful tool for obtaining accurate results quickly.

Thomas ROUSSEAU Scientific and Technical Director
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