WRI are experts in data interpretation and well versed in analysis of both unusual samples and difficult sample matrices. We are not the typical contract lab.

  • Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) in multiple solutions, ATR and KBr pellets

  • UV-visible spectroscopy

  • Proton, carbon, phosphorous and fluorine NMR

  • High temperature Gas Chromatography for determination of alkanes up to C60 GCMS, SimDis, HTGC-FID

  • Mass Spectrometry (MS) for quantification and forensic identification

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) including modulated DSC, Pressure DSC

  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

  • Optical Microscopy including Fluorescence for Polymer, Polarized Light … (pictures of mesophase) (Link to Page)

  • Total Acid/Base Number (TAN/TBN)

  • Water content via Karl Fisher titration

  • Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC, GPC)

  • SAR-AD

  • WD

  • AFT

  • Polymer Quantitation and Characterization in Modified Binders

  • And more! Many specialized proprietary techniques not listed. Please inquire about what you need to know about your sample.

For more information, contact:

Joseph F. Rovani, Jr.
Project Coordinator
Manager of Analytical
Asphalt and Petroleum Technologies
(307) 721-2275
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You can contact WRI directly by phone (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MST, Monday-Friday) at the numbers above.
Also, you are welcome to contact the appropriate WRI representative directly.

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