Key Analytical Instrumentation
The EBL provides a source for environmental sampling, physical and chemical analysis, and technical support. The core equipment below is complete with a range of other facilities. Contact the lab to inquire about its capabilities to support your research.


Perkin-Elmer OPTIMA 5300
Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICAP-OES)

Simultaneous analysis of a large number of elements in liquid matrices




Perkin-Elmer DRCII
Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer with optional High Performance Liquid Chromatograph front end

Ultra-trace level analysis of elements in aqueous media and (by using HPLC separation) speciation of chemical forms of these analytes. (More information)


Ion Chromatography System

Analysis of ionic constituents in aqueous media such as fluoride, chloride, nitrite, nitrate, sulfate, phosphate and some organic acids

Mercury Analyzer
(Dual Preconcentration)

Tekran Model 2600
Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence (CVAFS) mercury analyzer with dual preconcentration

Ultra-trace level mercury analysis in aqueous matrices

Mercury Analyzer

Leeman Hydra AF
Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence (CVAFS) mercury analyzer

Trace-level mercury analysis in aqueous matrices

TOC Analyzer

Shimadzu TOC-5000A
Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

Total and dissolved organic carbon and carbonate in aqueous solutions

Elemental Analyzer

CE Instruments (Thermo-Fisher) EA 1110
CHNS-O elemental analyzer

Total carbon and nitrogen (also hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen) in soils, plants, tissues and other solid substances


UIC Inc. Coulometrics Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Inorganic carbon in soils, sediments and rocks

Grain Size Analyzer

Malvern Instruments Mastersizer 2000
Laser diffraction particle size analyzer

Particle size distribution in soils (texture), sediments and suspended load of rivers

Other equipment is available at the lab for field sampling, sample preparation and analysis.