This laboratory offers a range of analytical services for soil, sediment, water, and plant studies from both field investigations and laboratory experiments. The specific foci are elemental analysis of solids, composition of aqueous fluids, and nutrient concentrations in water samples and soil, plant, and sediment extracts. The facility trains users to operate the instruments but also provides analytical services.

Core Description

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Service available to All entities, including for-profit organizations.

Priority service for No distinctions.


  • Total contents of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, and hydrogen in soil, sediment, or plant samples.
  • Dissolved concentrations of nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, and phosphate in water samples and soil or plant extracts.
  • Concentratration of major elements (Na, Mg, K, Ca, Al, Si, P, S, Fe) and trace elements in water samples, including from soil, sediment, and plant extractions or digestions.
  • Concentrations of dissolved anions, including chloride, sulfate, fluoride, phosphate, nitrate, and bromide, as well as organic acids in water samples.
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  • Elementar vario MACRO cube CHNS Analyzer
  • Seal AQ300 Discrete Analyzer
  • Thermo iCap 7400 Duo ICP-OES
  • Thermo Dionex Integrion HPIC


Pricing is subject to core verification

Users are charged a per-sample or per-our fee for use of each instrument:

  • Elementar vario MACRO cube CHNS Analyzer: $6 per sample
  • Seal AQ300 Discrete Analyzer: $5 per sample
  • Thermo iCap 7400 Duo ICP-OES: $20 per hour
  • Thermo Dionex Integrion HPIC: $12.50 per hour

Staff assistance with instrument usage and for training is billed at a rate of $30 per hour.

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