Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer

Equipment



Cavity Ring Down Spectrometer
Picarro
Apollo acidification system coupled to a Picarro G2201-i analyzer for DIC-d13C analysis

Four ml of sample is transferred to a cooled chamber where phosphoric acid is added for transformation of dissolved inorganic carbon to CO2 gas, which is then sparged and sent to the Picarro analyzer for analysis of carbon isotopic composition (d13C) as well as quantitative determination of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC (uM.l-1)).

2014

Research Facility



CERC.OCEAN
Dalhousie University
Halifax
Nova Scotia (NS)

The cycling of the three key chemical controls on life in the ocean (carbon, oxygen, & nitrogen) is undergoing unprecedented change in the oceans as a result of human activities. We aim to observeunderstand, and predict complex interactions within these biogeochemical cycles, which will help us understand the implications of these changes for marine life and the climate. 

The CERC.OCEAN laboratory is focused on chemical oceanography and in the measurement of greenhouse gases, such as nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and halocarbons. The laboratory is equipped with high-tech instruments, such as isotope ratio mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, cavity ring down spectrometers and nutrient autoanalyzer. 

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Ocean Industries

Contacts



Doug Wallace Primary Contact
9024944132
CERC Chairholder
Claire Normandeau
9024944372
Lab manager

Date submitted: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 12:21 PM
Date updated: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 12:22 PM

2018-08-30T12:22:29+00:00