Instruments

WestCo Scientific SmartChem discrete analyzer

SmartChem

Our SmartChem is a discrete chemical automated analyzer that uses colorimetric analyses to determine the concentration of analytes in liquid samples. Currently, we have developed methods for nitrate/nitrite, ammonia and orthophosphate.

DIONEX ion chromatograph

SmartChem

Our ion chromatograph (IC) separates anions in liquid samples based on their charge. We can analyze for six anions simultaneously on a single sample: fluoride, chloride, bromide, nitrate, nitrite and sulfate.

Shimadzu TOC/TN and SSM module

Shimadzu

The Shimadzu TOC/TN is an instrument that measures the amount of total carbon (TC), inorganic carbon (IC) and total organic carbon (TOC) and non-purgeable organic carbon (NPOC) in water using oxidative combustion-infrared analysis. Through oxidative combustion-chemiluminescence, total nitrogen (TN) can also be measured on the same sample. This instrument is also configured to run TC on solid samples (e.g., soil, plant material) using the attached solid state module (SSM).

YSI multiparameter water quality sondes

Shimadzu

Our sondes are water quality instruments for simultaneously measuring several parameters of water chemistry in the field. The sondes are fitted with probes to measure temperature, conductivity, pH, dissolved oxygen and turbidity. These instruments are capable of taking a single reading or data logging for a designated amount of time. Please contact CERE if you are interested in renting a sonde for your research.

Fisons elemental analyzer

The elemental analyzer (EA) is an instrument designed for the simultaneous determination of total nitrogen and carbon in a wide range of organic and inorganic samples. Possible samples include animal and plant tissues and soils.

Microbalances

microbalance

Our microbalances can be used to measure small sample amounts for analyses (e.g., stable isotopes, total carbon).

pH meter

CERE has several pH meters for field and laboratory use.