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Analytical Lab

The MSI Analytical Laboratory is a facility established in 1977 that performs chemical analysis in support of the research community. The MSI Analytical Laboratory is a facility established in 1977 that performs chemical analysis in support of the research community. The services offered include Seawater nutrients and Elemental (CHN) analysis. You can find a description of the instruments here and a complete list of services provided by the MSI Analytical Lab here

Instruments

  1. Elemental Analyzers – CHN »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry

    Features:

    • High-temperature combustion analysis

    • Simultaneous determination C, H, and N as weight percents

    • Horizontal combustion tube with removal of spent sample capsules

    • Autosampler tray (64 sample positions) sealed under helium during run

    • 5 - 6 minute analysis time per sample

    General Description

  2. Flow Injection Analysis – Nutrients »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry

    Capabilities

    • Simultaneous determination of up to 5 analytes per sample

    • Random-access autosampler with racks for up to 120 samples per batch

    • Analytical manifolds available:

      • Nitrite

      • Nitrate plus Nitrite

      • ortho-Phosphate

      • Silicate

      • Ammonium

  3. Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry

    Gas Bench periferals for d15N in seawater and d13C in carbonates

    Gas Chromatograph Combustion for compound specific d13C analysis