The Soils and Sediments Laboratory is dedicated to analysis of biogeochemical samples and experimental work on critical zone materials. This wet chemistry laboratory is equipped with three large fume hoods, a -25ºC biomedical freezer, refrigerators, ovens and and two CO2 incubators for sample storage, geomicrobial culture work and experiments. The lab also contains:
A large cryoshipper is available for preservation of biological and environmentally-senstive samples in the field.
Two InstruQuest HumiSys programmable relative humidity generators: (1) HumiSys HF (high flow generator, 5 L/min) and (2) HumiSys LF (low flow generator, 0.5 L/min).
A Los Gatos Research Carbon Dioxide Isotope Analyzer (CCIA-36-EP). This instrument provides simultaneous measurement of δ13C and δ18O of CO2 gas either continuously or from discrete samples of gas and carbonate minerals.
A McCrone Micronizing Mill for preparation of finely powdered samples under ethanol, acetone, or water.