A clean preparation room is equipped with HEPA-filtered air, positive air pressure, Barnstead Ropure ST Reverse Osmosis unit, a laminar flow work station, laminar flow exhausting hood, and a acid-resistant hood. This space is used primarily for digestion or sequential extraction of solids.
The lab is also equipped with a Zeiss Photomicroscope III, complete with both transmitted and reflected light.
Image to come soon: Aqueous Geochemistry Laboratory
The companion Aqueous Geochemistry Laboratory has, among other equipment:
Sartorious 120S high-precision balance
Barnstead 4-liter/hr boiling-water still
Quartz sub-boiling still for acid distillation
laminar-flow work station
Dionex 4000i ion chromatograph
various field meters for sampling and analysis of unstable constituents
The BTV: a sampling van for chemical hydrogeology