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Analytical Services

A number of research laboratories can provide analytical services on a per sample basis or by arrangement.


CHN Analyses analyses of particles, sediments, and tissues are done with a Carlo Erba EA1108 CHN analyzer. Sample preparation may be arranged. The cost is typically $9 per sample. For further information contact:
Dr. Bradley Moran
Telephone: 401-874-6530
moran@gso.uri.edu

Organic Analyses Organic analysis of petroleum compounds, biomarkers, and envionmental organic contaminants are done with an Agilent GC-MS for compound identification. The laboratory has complete extraction and preparation facilities for water, tissue or sediment/soil samples. For further information contact:
Dr. Rainer Lohmann
Telephone: 401-874-6612
lohmann@gso.uri.edu


Nutrient Analyses for dissolved and particulate nutrients in water may be arranged through the GSO Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory (MERL). Automated analysis of phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, ammmonia, and silicate is available. For further information contact:
Dr. Candace Oviatt
Telephone: 401-874-6132
coviatt@gso.uri.edu

Radionuclide Geochemistry Laboratory is capable of low-level detection of alpha, beta and gamma emitting radionuclides and radon. Radionuclides typically analyzed include Th-234, Th-230, Th-228, Th-232, Pb-210, Cs-137, Be-7, Ra-224, Ra-223, Ra-228, Ra-226 and Rn-222. Sample preparation (water or sediment) may be arranged.
Dr. Bradley Moran
Telephone: 401-874-6530
moran@gso.uri.edu

The GSO ICPMS Laboratory is available for geochemical and environmental trace element analyses. The laboratory includes clean rooms for preparation of solution-based samples. The mass-spectrometers are a Finnigan Element High-Resolution ICPMS, and a Thermo X-Series II Quadrapole ICPMS. Sample introduction apparatus include: standard and low-flow nebulizer/spray chambers; Desovating Nebulizer; Hydride Generator; and a New Wave UP-213 Laser Ablation System. The laboratory is open to University and outside users. For further information contact:
Dr. Katherine Kelley
Telephone: 401-874-6838
kelley@gso.uri.edu