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Marine Sciences Division

Oil Lab

The Oil laboratory is equipped to measure physical and bulk-chemical properties of oil in water or ice. This space has analytical capabilities that complement the experimental work in the Hyperbaric Laboratory, Ice Lab, and Biotechnology Laboratory. Some research capabilities include:

  • hydrocarbon quantification (with the InfraCal 2 Model ATR-SP)
  • hydrocarbon identification/profiling [Agilent 6890N GC interfaced to an Agilent 5973 inert MS using electron impact (EI) in selective ion monitoring (SIM) mode]
  • surface tension (ramé-hart 590-U1 Advanced Automated Goniometer/Tensiometer).


Marine Sciences Laboratory

Research Areas

PNNL Websites



Class-100 Clean Laboratories

Trace Elemental and Chemical Speciation Analytical Capability

Mercury Analytical Laboratory

Organic Chemistry

Biotechnology Laboratories

Microalgal Research

Aquatics Research Laboratories

Hyperbaric Lab

Ice Lab

Oil Lab

Littoral Wave Tank

Biofouling/Biocorrosion Mesocosms

Climate-Simulated Aquaculture Raceway Ponds

Mineral Extraction from Seawater

Chem/Bio Isolation Laboratories

Electromagnetic Field Generators

Electronics/Optics Laboratories

Outdoor Research Platforms

Flow Tank


Experimental Littoral Mesocosms

Wetland Research Sites

Research Vessels

Lidar Buoys

Scientific Dive Team

Littoral RDT&E Center