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Environmental Geochemistry

Studying the Interaction of Human Activity with Soils, Sediments and Water Resources

Funded by the Pennsylvania Delegation of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, this laboratory allows students and faculty to study the sources of nutrients, sediment loading and heavy metals in the tributary waters of Chesapeake Bay.

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CEM MarsXpress Microwave digestion system used for the digestion of soils and sediments.

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Costech Elemental Combustion System used for the analysis of carbon and nitrogen.

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Side bar image: Lachat QuikChem 8500 uses for flow analysis of nutrients in water, sediments and soils.

Sediment Sampling Methods
Sample Preparation/Microwave Digestion
ICP Analysis
Flow Injection Analysis
Elemental Combustion Analysis