Facilities and Equipment

Facilities and Equipment

The 6,000 square-foot facility consists of six laboratories, several offices, a conference room, and computer and graduate student areas. In addition to the specialized environmental and stable isotope mass spectrometers, standard analytical and sample preparation equipment includes:

  • GV Instruments Platform XS Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) with HPLC for speciation ultrasonic nebulizer/hydride interfaces
  • CEM MARS XPress Microwave Digester/Extraction System
  • Seal AQ2 Autoanalyzer for nutrient and other colorimetric methods
  • Perkin-Elmer AAnalyst 400 Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer
  • OI Model 1010 organic carbon analyzer
  • Hewlett Packard 5890 gas chromatograph (FID and ECD)
  • Waters 2695 HPLC/PDA/Fluorescence detector and fraction collector
  • Trace Analytical RGA reduced gas analyzer
  • Gow Mac gas chromatograph (TCD)
  • Solid phase extraction manifolds
  • RapidVap N2 sample concentrator
  • Ultrasonic probe
  • Thomas Wiley Mill
  • Burrell wrist action shaker
  • Labconco Kjeldahl manifold
  • Steam distillation unit
  • Rotary evaporators

The Water Sciences Laboratory also has a modified Agilent 6890 gas chromatograph (uECD and TCD) with vacuum extraction system dedicated to CFC analysis used in ground water age-dating. Contact Dan Snow (402-472-7539) for information on sample requirements and methods not listed.

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