Environmental Soil Chemistry and Soil Fertility Laboratory

PI: April Ulery

Description: We conduct standard soil, plant and water analyses for agricultural and environmental research projects.

Specific specialized equipment:

  • Mars microwave assisted digestion to dissolve soils
  • plants and turbid waters for total metal analysis
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy for metal analysis
  • Technicon Autoanalyzer for Nitrate- and Ammonia-Nitrogen
  • high resistance (18 ohm) water filtration unit used by the whole department for both research and teaching

Less specific equipment:

  • Electrical conductivity and pH meters for water and soil extract analyses;
  • Electronic balances
  • Floor model centrifuge
  • Fume hoods; ovens
  • Water baths
  • Heating blocks
  • Vacuum filtration systems