Facilities and Instrumentation

Thermo Trace 1310 Gas Chromatograph with ISQ Mass Spectrum Detector (GC-MS)

Allows for quantification and tentative identification of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds. Used for analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkanes, biomarkers, and other compounds in soil, water, and sediment samples.

Agilent 1100 LC-MS System. Thermo LTQ XL linear ion trap mass spectrometer to be added soon.

Allows for quantification and tentative identification of larger and more polar compounds than the GC-MS, including biological compounds.

Anton Paar MCR302 Rheometer

The rheometer allows precise measurement of viscosity and rheological properties of a wide range of fluids over a large temperature range. The instrument is currently used for characterizing non-Newtonian fluids for multiple projects.

Thermo Aquion Ion Chromatograph

The ion chromatograph allows rapid quantitation of common ions, including nitrate, sulfate, chloride, and phosphate in water samples.

Stable Isotope Lab

The stable isotope lab is equipped with a Thermo Delta V Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer, along with a number of ancillary instruments: a Costech Elemental Analyzer (EA; for C isotope analysis in solids and liquids), a Thermo Thermal Conversion Elemental Analyzer (TC/EA; for O, H, N isotope analysis in solids and water), a Thermo Gasbench II, and a Thermo Trace 1310 gas chromatograph with Isolink II (for compound specific C+H isotope analysis).