Aqueous Geochemistry Laboratory
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The Aqueous Geochemistry Laboratory within the Department of Geosciences is fully equipped for low-temperature experimental studies. The laboratory contains a range of commercial instrumentation and custom designed equipment.

Principal experimental studies utilize the BET surface area analyzer; custom designed solubility rig; autotitrators equipped with multiple burettes and pumps; high revolution centrifuge; and high frequency ultrasonicating-probe.

In addition, the laboratory is equipped with: a fume hood; ultra-pure deionizing water system; multiple Ross pH / conductivity meters and electrodes; analytical balances; water baths; drying oven; magnetic stirrers / hot plates; Eppendorf pipettes; ultrasonic bath; multimeter; vacuum pumps; and data logging systems.


Analytical techniques used within the Department of Geosciences:

Analytical analyses are completed utilizing the Department of Geosciences Inductively Coupled Plasma – Atomic Emission Spectroscopy, Laser Ablation - Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS).

Also available for use within the Department of Geosciences are optical microscopes and a X-ray powder diffractometer.

Analytical techniques available elsewhere on campus:

Sample characterization –   Scanning Electron Microscope, Transmission Electron, and Thermogravimetric Analysis.

Solution analysis –  Ion Chromatography, Atomic Adsorption, and

                         Ion Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry – Mass Spectormetry (IC-MS-MS)