Resources for UVM ResearchOne mission of our lab is to provide analytical services to University researchers. We are able to house instrumentation that is normally not affordable in individual labs. Analysis is available either by hands-on use or a fee-per-sample basis. Training and support are available. Current Pricing
All samples must be accompanied by a submission form, containing a Project name, the analysis requested, contact and billing information (who gets the results and who pays, or a chart string), and a list of sample names (as you want them to appear on the final results). For just a few samples, this submission form can be on a single sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 paper; for more than a half a dozen samples or so, it should be submitted electronically in a spreadsheet (this is so we don't have to enter the sample names, which can lead to errors). The sample containers (bags or bottles) should be numbered to correspond to the sample list.
(inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrophotometer) is
used for determination of metals (and a few nonmetals) in liquid
samples. We now have a Perkin-Elmer Optima DV thanks to an award
from the USDA-NRI competitive grants program. This instrument
operates both in a radial mode for normal samples and an axial
mode for greater sensitivity. Common elements analyzed include Al,
Ca, Cd, Cu, Cr, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Ni, P, and Zn.
CN Elemental Analyzer (carbon
and nitrogen) is used for quantification of these elements in
solid samples. Sample size is usually 20-100 mg and the working
range is 0.1-100%. Samples need to be finely ground for repeatable
Flow Injection Autoanalyzer is
rapid colorimetric analysis. Our current instrument (Lachat
QuikChem AE) has manifolds for nitrate, ammonium, phosphate,
chloride, and total Kjeldahl digests. Many other colorimetric
procedures are available. This instrument can easily process
80-100 samples per hour and is useful for studies that generate
large sample amounts.
Last modified February 09 2016 09:36 AM