Facilities

Karen Kidd We moved into the new Canadian Rivers Institute building in 2006 that includes state-of-the-art wet and dry labs and offices for faculty and students. 

Environmental Chemistry Lab

Our lab equipment includes:

  • Total mercury analyzer (DMA-80)
  • Accelerated solvent extractor (ASE 300)
  • Gas chromatograph with an ECD, FID and MSD (Agilent 6890N/5975B)
  • ICP optical emission spectrometer (iCAP 6500 DUO)
  • Microwave digester (MARS 5)
  • Gel permeation chromatography system (PrepLinc GPC)
  • Buchi Rotavapors
  • Nitrogen evaporator
  • Analytical balances
  • Freeze dryer
  • Microscopes

 
Our field equipment includes:

  • Trucks
  • Boats
  • Nets and dredges

 
Current in-house analyses include:

  • Total Mercury
  • PCBs and other organochlorines by GC ECD with methods modified from EPA 8081B, EPA 8082A, EPA 3640A, EPA 3620C and EPA 3545A
  • PCBs and other organochlorines by GC MSD with methods modified from EPA 8270D, EPA 1668, EPA 3640A, EPA 3620C and EPA 3545A
  • Polyaromatic hydrocarbons by GC MSD using methods modified from EPA 8270D, EPA 3640A, EPA 3545A and EPA 3510C.
  • Metals using methods modified from EPA 200.7 and EPA 3052

 
For more information on analytical capabilities, contact Angella Mercer.