The Aquatic Geochemistry laboratory maintains and operates the instruments shown below, dedicated to water quality analysis. For instance, we measure dissolved organic and inorganic carbon (DOC, DIC), dissolved sulphides (HS-) and polysulfides (Sn), ammonium (NH4+), and soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP). We measure dissolved trace elements such as rare earths and metalloids using a an Agilent triple quadrupole ICP-MS. Finally, we rely on shared facility for solid-phase work, including a LabConco freeze-dryer, a CEM Mars-5 preparation microwave, and a Flash 2000 CHN analyzer.
Our 80 m2 lab is fully equipped with the precise tools needed for trace-clean sediment and water chemistry work, including work in anaerobic conditions.