Environmental Analytical Facility

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Instrumentation

  • Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS)
    • Thermo Delta V+ IR-MS with universal triple collector
    • Thermo Gas Bench II for isotopic analyses of water, dissolved inorganic carbon, and carbonate minerals
    • Costech Elemental Analyzer ECS 4010 for carbon, nitrogen and sulfur isotopic analyses in solids
    • Ocean Analytical Wet Oxidation Total Organic Carbon Analyzer for carbon isotopic measurements of dissolved inorganic and organic carbon
    •  Thermo GC Isolink and Trace GC Ultra for compound specific carbon and nitrogen isotope measurements
  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
    • Thermo DSQ II MS
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
    • PerkinElmer ELAN 9000
    • PerkinElmer ELAN DRCII 
  • ICP-MS peripherals and processing equipment:
    • Solid sampling: Cetac LSX 213 (213 nm Nd:YAG) equipped with cryogenic laser ablation cell, low volume cells and large format cell
    • Speciation:  SRI portable GC and heated transfer line
    • Liquid Sampling:  Autodilution autosampler, Scott and Cyclonic spray chambers including small volume, teflon, etc., Meinhard and cross-flow nebulizers including microvolume, Aridus desolvating nebulizer
    • Pre-concentration and extraction systems for low-level trace metal analyses including HPLC fraction collection system
    • In-field trace metal clean water collection systems
  • Atomic Absorption (AA)
    • PerkinElmer AAnalyst 600 Graphite Furnace with multiple lamps and autosampler
  • Electron Microscopy
    • JEOL JSM-6010LA IntouchScope Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Elemental Analyzer (EA)
    • Costech Elemental Analyzer ECS 4010 for carbon, nitrogen and sulfur isotopic analyses in solids
    • PerkinElmer EA: NC of solids
  • Cold Vapour Atomic Flourescence Spectroscopy (CVAFS)
  • High-Performance Liquid Chromotography (HPLC)
    • Varian Prostar 300 with Dionex RF 2000 Fluorescence Detector
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
    • Smiths Detection FTIR Microscope
  • Liquid Nutrient Analyses
    • Lachat QuickChem 8500 FIA
  • Mercury Analyzers
    • Cetac QuickTrace M-8000
    • Cetac QuickTrace M-6100
  • Sediment Digestion Systems
    • CEM MARS microwave digestion system
    • SCP Digiblock system
  • Dissolved Inorganic/Organics
    • Phoenix 8000 organic carbon analyzer
  • UV-Vis Spectrometers
  • Fluorometer
    • Turner
  • Digital Microbalances
  • ED-XRF
    • Spectro XEPOS Bench Top Energy Disperson X-ray Fluorescences

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