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Facilities

Numerous state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories are available within the Faculty of Science. Modern analytical and field facilities and instrumentation for a wide range of environmental research, assessment and monitoring include:

inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (ICP-MS);

high-precision thermal ionization and stable isotope mass spectrometers;

scanning electron microscope;

wave-length and energy dispersive electron microprobe with image analysis facility;

X-ray diffractometer;

X-ray fluorescence spectrometer;

atomic absorption spectrophotometer;

gas chromatographs;

high performance liquid chromatographs;

ion chromatographs;

gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers;

tandem (organic) mass spectrometers;
trace metal electroanalytical analyzers;

nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers;

trace gas analyzer;

sedigraph;

geographic information system and workstation;

well log database and stratigraphic/seismic modelling software packages;

deep-tow seismic profiler;

multi-channel acoustic imaging systems, acoustic image processing facilities, acoustic calibration facilities;

equipment for coupled stress-flow and transport experiments in fractured rock flow system studies.

Other specialized facilities for biological, microbiological, biochemical, oceanographic, and numerical studies are described in individual Departmental brochures.

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