Auxilliary Laboratory Equipment
The EBL houses a host of equipment to facilitate field sampling and chemical and physical analysis of environmental samples. A few examples are listed below. Other examples are a portable spectrometer (Hach DR/2000) and test kits, pH, DO, EC meters and titrators, a ball mill with zirconia vials, centrifuges, drying ovens, a muffle furnace etc. This equipment is generally available for use by university and other researchers.
The clean room facility houses the HPLC-ICP-MS and mercury analyzers. Its air handling system is completely autonomous and ensures a HEPA filtered atmosphere. The room is complete with two metals-free laminar flow work benches for particulate-free and toxic applications.
Several Hot Blocks and a microwave digestion apparatus are available for sample preparation along with exhausting laminar flow hoods and clean work benches.
General laboratory equipment such as water purifiers, balances, cleaning facilities and computer workstations complete the EBL.