• Carbon Sequestration Laboratory

    Lab focuses on research within the broad fields of Environmental Science, Hydrogeology and Environmental Isotope Geochemistry. Specifically research topics include biogeochemical cycling and isotope geochemistry of redox active elements and contaminants such as Cr, Se, and biogeochemical cycling of arsenic in contaminated regions including California, China and Mexcio. Also isotopes are used as tracers of geochemical process acting at or near the earths surface, in particular continental weathering and the impact of climate change. More recently, through collaboration with the Center for Energy and Sustainability (CEaS) lab resources are used to study the impacts of geological sequestration of carbon dioxide and water quality issues in Mammoth Lakes, CA.

  • Lab Equipment

    Metrohm Ion Chromatograph Model 882 Plus with chemical & CO2 suppression

    Includes chemical & CO2 suppression. Intelligent ion chromatograph. It can be operated with various types of detection.

    Hach Visible Spectrometer

    Hach provides spectrophotometer technology built for the future of water analysis. Flexible connectivity, elimination of false readings, and guided procedures make your testing quick and simple.

    Perkin-Elmer ICP-OES Optima 5300

    The Optima 5X00™ DV ICP-OES offers the performance required to maximize productivity. While other simultaneous ICPs claim “speed”, only the Optima 5000 DV Series has the optimized design required to ensure accuracy, improve method development, and consistently deliver the correct answer.


    Temperature controlled shaker/rocker

    Li-Cor CO2 soil flux meter and mapping unit

    Integrated, simple to use, and modular by design, the LI-8100A Automated Soil CO2 Flux System allows researchers to design a setup from a variety of components, customized for their application and research needs. 

    YSI and Hach Multi-Parameter Meters

    For use in both the field and laboratory; physio-chemical water quality parameters. Provides extreme flexibility for the measurement of a variety of combinations for dissolved oxygen, conductivity, specific conductance, salinity, resistivity, total dissolved solids (TDS), pH, ORP, pH/ORP combination, ammonium (ammonia), nitrate, chloride and temperature.

    Hach FH950 stream flow meter

    The lightweight, battery-powered FH950 Velocity Flow Meter was designed to provide accurate velocity measurements while simplifying the entire measurement process in rugged field environments. Multiple user-friendly features designed into the FH950 allow you to quickly and easily determine stream velocities for required discharge measurements, or use the FH950 to quickly calibrate area velocity flow meters, or verify primary devices such as weirs and flumes.

    Laminar-Flow Hepa Filtered Total Exhaust Hood

    A typical application for the AirClean® Systems laminar airflow workbench is inspection of parts or the assembly of optics that require a clean, particulate free environment. Our laminar flow clean bench is constructed from polypropylene and features rear wall filtration, making it perfect for this and other critical applications and manipulations.