Laboratory services and equipment
The laboratory at TZS has several rooms with dry lab space for analyses, sample preparation, and handling. A variety of equipment is available in the laboratory in addition to standard equipment such as pH- and conductivity meters, oxygen titrator, ice machine, incubators, water baths, vacuum pumps, magnetic stirrers, ultrasonic cleaners, and water filtering. To ensure smooth work in the laboratory please contact the TZS laboratory staff well in advance.

Working at the laboratory

Please contact the Head Of Laboratory for more information regarding the services provided and facilities, if you plan general work at the TZS laboratory.

All laboratory analyses are ordered through a separate order form for laboratory analyses, services, and supplies. Note that all the users of the laboratory facilities must take part in the yearly safety orientation with laboratory staff prior to starting the work.

You can find a list of available laboratory equipment and link to order form below.

Laboratory equipment available at the station

Carbon Analyzers; Shimadzu TOC-V CPH Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

C/N-Analyzer; Europa Scientific ANCA-MS 20-20 15N/13C mass spectrometer

Flow cytometer; BD Accuri C6 Plus (488 and 640 nm laser excitation)

Particle size analyzer: Microtrac SYNC 3R/Img L (with Microtrac FlowSync sample system)

Photometric analyzer; Thermo Scientific Aquakem 250

Spectrofluorometers; Varian Cary Eclipse (with microplate reader)

Spectrophotometers; Shimadzu UV-2501 PC and Hitachi U-1100

Autoclaves; Finn-Aqua 46-E and Systec VX-120

Balances; Mettler toledo XPR205DU (with printer + ionizing unit), Mettler Toledo MS1003TS, Mettler Toledo AX 205 (with printer + ionizing unit), Mettler Toledo XS104, Mettler PM 34, Ohaus Adventurer AX40 and AX4302, Ohaus Scout SKX6201

Centrifuges; VWR Mega Star 1.6R, Eppendorf 5430R, Eppendorf 5415 R (all cooling)

Chamber furnaces; Nabertherm L 24/11/B410, Nabertherm LE 14/11/R7, Carbolite CWF 12/13, Carbolite CWF 12/5

Climatic chamber/incubator; RUMED P530, Panasonic MLR-352H

Drying ovens; Termaks TS 9053 and 9135

Freeze dryer; Alpha 1-2LD

Ball mill; Retsch Mixer Mill MM 400

Homogenizer; VWR VDI 12

Laminar Flow cabinet; Instrulab-LIV 6020 AT

Peristaltic pumps; Heidolph 5006, Ismatec MS-CA 4/640, Ismatec Reglo Digital MS-4/6-160

Ultrafreezers; Vestfrost VTS 098 (-86°C) 

Laboratory water purification systems include reverse osmosis (Merck Millipore RiOs 24 Essential), Milli-Q (Merck Millipore Synergy UV and Milli-Q Direct) and ion exchanger (Miele E 318)

Inverted microscopes; Leica DM ILB HC, Leica DMIRB with epifluorescence component, Wild M 40, Leitz Labovert

Epifluorescence microscope; Leitz Dialux 20

Interference microscope; Leitz Diaplan

Light microscopes; Wild M 11 and M 20, with and without phase contrast; Leica DM 2500 with ICT-component, Leica DM750 (+camera Leica ICC50 HD)

Stereo microscopes; Wild M4, M5, M7, M8; Leica Wild M3B, Leica MZ6, Leica S6E

Digital camera system; Leica DFC 490; Leica MC190 HD; Leica DMC 6200

Cold light sources; Schott KL 1500, Leica CLS 150 XE, VWR Visilight CL150