Facilities and Equipment
The River Center analytical laboratory has the capacity to analyze water and trace gas samples. The lab is equipped with a high purity DI system, glassware washing room (acid bath and Miele G7883 washer), large drying oven, large muffle furnace, analytical balances and cold storage room.
Dionex Ion Chromatographs
Dionex ICS-2000 Ion Chromatographs with eluent generator for anion and low molecular weight organic analyses (AG/AS-18) and cation analysis (CG/CS-12a). The AS40 autosampler has a simultaneous injection kit.
Lachat Flow Injection Analyzer
Lachat QuikChem 8500 flow injection analyzer for nitrate, ammonium, orthophosphate, and total P analyses
Shimadzu TOC-TN Analzyer
Shimadzu TOC-VCPH Analyzer with TNM-1 module and ASI-V autosampler for DOC and TDN analyses
Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph
Shimadzu GC-17A Gas Chromatograph with FID and ECD detectors and Tekmar autosampler for nitrous oxide, methane, carbon dioxide and sulfur hexafluoride gas analyses
Bay Instruments Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer
Bay Instruments MIMS with Pfeiffer Vacuum PrismaPlus quadripole mass spectrometer system and copper furnace for direct measurement of dissolved N2, O2, and Ar.
Perkin Elmer Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
Perkin Elmer 3100 atomic absorption spectrometer for Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, and Ag analyses
Dionex Summit HPLC with UV-vis and fluorescence detectors (organic acid analyses)
Major Field Equipment
Satlantic SUNA sensors
Submersible UV nitrate analyzers capable of measuring 0.007-56 +/- 0.028 mg/L nitrate-N with real-time data output
Multiple types of YSI multiparameter data-logging sondes within the River Center labs:
Teledyne ISCO portable samplers for unattended sampling. Some have submerged probe or area-velocity flow modules
Wetlabs Cycle P Analyzers
Phosphate sensors capable of measuring 0.0023-0.03 mg/L phosphate-P
Turner Designs Cyclops-7 sensors
Submersible sensors that integrate with Campbell Scientific CR-1000 dataloggers.
Sensors for CDOM/FDOM (0.15-1250 ppb), Turbidity (0.05-3000 NTU), Chlorophyll (0.025-500 ug/L), Tryptophan (MDL = 3 ppb)
Trimble M3 DR Total Station & GeoXH6000 GPS
Trimble M3 DR Total Station with accessories for surveying; Trimble GeoXH600 GPS with external GIS Tornado antenna
Boats & 4WD Trucks