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X-Ray Fluorescence Laboratory

Facility provides high quality major and trace element XRF analyses of a wide range of geological materials. It is a regional analytical facility serving the research needs of faculty and students at UMass, other members of the local Five College community, and a wide spectrum of geologists and their students throughout the country. X-Ray Fluorescence analytical methods have been used extensively for the analyses of lunar rocks, meteorites, and a wide range of terrestrial materials.

Department(s): 

Geosciences
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Michael Rhodes

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Environmental Engineering Laboratories

The Environmental Engineering Laboratories house a wide range of instrumentation in 40,000 sq-ft of the new (2004) ELab II building. In addition to instrumentation, the space accommodates graduate student offices and computing laboratories, 6 walk-in environmental control rooms, and a fully-instrumented and computer-controlled laboratory ozone contacting system, with liquid and gas-phase ozone monitors.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

College of Engineering

Contact: 

Dave Reckhow

Resources: 

Ion Chromatographs employing Chemical Suppression, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, Flow measuring devices for flowing surface waters, Capillary Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometers, Liquid Chromatographs, Total Organic Halide Analyzers, Purge & Trap Units

Availability: 

Private

Research: