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ICA opened its doors in 2013 to help satisfy the growing need for affordable radiocarbon dating analysis with a fast turn-around. Since opening, ICA has dated thousands of carbon-14 samples for hundreds of clients from all over the world. We understand that in radiocarbon dating, each sample is unique. For this reason, ICA treats each one of your samples with special care to determine the best applicable protocol. ICA offers an unique combination of affordability, quality, and fast turnaround that is unmatched. ICA does not apply a fee if a date cannot be generated.
Carbonates include shells, corals, and tufas. It is recommended that a minimum of 10 mg be sent for analysis. These samples usually undergo a light acid etch (AE) pretreatment. These samples may require local reservoir correction in some cases, so a Delta-R value may be necessary.
The dating of groundwater is performed by DIC (dissolved inorganic carbon) pretreatment. ICA recommends a minimum of 1 liter per sample to be sent for analysis. Groundwater can also be analyzed for stable isotopes such as 18O and deuterium.
ICA can perform pretreatment of all types of bones (cremated, charred, or unburned) ICA recommends at least 500 mg of bone to be sent for analysis.
For charcoals, woods, peats, or other materials of similar carbon content, ICA recommends a minimum of 5 mg for analysis. These samples usually undergo acid/base/acid pretreatment (AAA) prior to graphitization. Acid/base concentrations, temperatures, and times are sample specific.
Sediments can undergo various pretreatments depending on what type of sediment it is. Depending on what the client requests, bulk organics, humic acids, and/or carbonates from a sediment can be pretreated and analyzed.
Valid until December 31, 2021
ICA will not charge you if we can not get a date from your sample
ICA is planning to be present at the SAA 87th Annual Meeting, March 30 – April 03, 2022 – Chicago, IL.
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International Chemical Analysis, Inc
10001 Lewis Dr. Suite A-100
Damascus, MD 20872
11110 W Oakland Park Blvd #199
Sunrise, FL 33351
Lab Phone - (305) 965-1636