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.