Environmental Laboratories

Chemical composition analysis and sample preparation instruments available at the Enviromental laboratories:
  • Agilent 7900 ICP-QQQ with ISIS 3 loop injection system and SPS4 automatic sampler for trace element analysis. (Purchase year 2022)
  • Agilent infinity 1260 LC for element speciation LC-ICP-MS analysis (Purchase year 2014)
  • Metrohm ECO double ion chromatography system with 858 Professional sample processor and 800 Dosimat automatic dilutor for water major component analysis. (Purchase year 2020)
  • Titroline 5000 automatic titrator for water alkalinity analysis (Purchase year 2015)
  • Hach-Lange 5000 UV/VIS spectrometer for water TN/TP analysis (Purchase year 2010)
  • Cem Mars6 microwave oven with medium and high-pressure vessel sets for solid sample acid digestion (Purchase year 2020)
  • Vapour-line ECN-461-0666 autoclave for water sample digestion (Purchase year 2017)
  • TRMS Thermo Finnigan Delta plus Advantage isotope ratio analyzer for 13C/12C, 18O/16O and DIC analyses (Purchase year 2001).
  • Picarro Isotopic H2O L115-I isotope analyzer for 18O/16O analyses from liquid and gaseous samples (Purchase year 2011)
  • Leco TGA 701 thermoanalyser for solid sample organic/carbonate analysis (Purchase year 2019)

Sample physical composition analyzer instruments

  • Malvern Hydro 2000 particle size analyser (Purchase year 2010)
  • Sample dry and wet sieving shakers and sieves (Purchase years 2000-2015)

Mircofossil laboratory

Hellabs hosts a designated microfossil laboratory equipped for preparation of samples for microfossil analysis such as pollen, charcoal, diatom, chironomid and cladoera analysis. Laboratory can also be used to prepare plant macrofossil samples and for final preparation of sediment samples for grain size analysis under laser diffraction.

Microscopy, microphotography and 3D-laboratory

  • Olympus SZX10 stereomicroscope with Olympus SC100 camera and Olympus Stream Essential microscope image analysis software.
  • Zeiss Axio Imager.M2 motorized light microscope with AxioCam MRc 5 and AxioVision microscope image analysis software.
  • Three Olympus BX40 light microscopes, from which one is equipped with a Olympus DP10 camera.
  • Nikon light microscope

In addition to microscopes this laboratory has MakerBot Replicator 2 3D-printer.

Other instruments

  • Heto 3000 and Scanvac vacuum freeze driers (Purchase years 2001 and 2014)
  • Milli Q Rios and Advantage water purifier (Purhase year 2014)
  • 2 Nabertherm muffle ovens (Purchase years 1993 and 2001)
  • 3 Thermo heating cabins (Purchase years 2001 and 2010)
  • Hermle Z300 and Hettich Rotofix 32a centrifuge (Purchase years 2006 and 2013)
  • Belimed 600 and Miele laboratory dishwasher (Purchase years 1996 and 2001)
  • Grant W14 water/oil bath (Purchase year 2001)
  • Lamill 16 laminar flow cabin (Purchase year 2006)
  • A&D GR202 and Presica XR semi micro scales (Purchase years 2001 and 2010)
  • Mettler Toledo MX5 micro scale (Purchase year 2007)
  • Electronic automatic pipettes 50-50000 µl (Purchase years 2001- )
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