Soils and Sediments Laboratory

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.