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Marine Sciences Division

Organic Chemistry

The organic chemistry laboratory is set up for multidisciplinary studies such as tracking the environmental fate of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), understanding how environmental perturbations affect biogeochemical cycling at ecosystem interfaces, studying marine and coastal resources, and more. The major instrumentation in this lab includes:

  • Two gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) systems: an Agilent 7890B GC-5977A MSD system and an Agilent 6890N GC-5973 inert MSD system
  • One Agilent 6890N GC equipped with duel Agilent G2397A electron capture detectors (ECD)
  • Two Agilent high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems (1100 and 1200 series) equipped with diode-array, fluorescence, refractive index detectors
  • A DIONEX ASE 300 accelerated solvent extractor for extraction of diverse matrices (soils, sediments, tissues, aerosol filters, solid phase extraction disks, etc); a gel permeation chromatography (GPC) system
  • A total organic carbon analyzer (Shimatzu TOC-LCSH) for TC/DOC/DIC/TDN analysis
  • A split flow thin cell fractionation (SPLITT) system (Postnova SF2000 G) for microparticle separation.
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry system

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry system

Shimadzu TOC-LCSH high temperature combustion analyzer

Shimadzu TOC-LCSH high temperature combustion analyzer

A split flow thin cell fractionation (SPLITT) system (Postnova SF2000 G)

A split flow thin cell fractionation (SPLITT) system (Postnova SF2000 G)

Marine Sciences Laboratory

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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