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Outdoor air quality laboratory facilities

  • Aerosol physics laboratory for test particle generation and sampler evaluation
  • X-ray spectroscopy (XRF and XRD) laboratory for elemental composition analysis (Pb) and mineral identification (crystalline silica)
  • High Performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) laboratory for liquid phase organic (aldehydes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)
  • Ion Chromatography (IC) laboratory for inorganic analytes (hexavalent chromium, sulfates, nitrates, nitrites)
  • Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) laboratories for positive identification and quantification of unknown organic compounds
  • Inductively coupled axial plasma- atomic emission spectroscopy (ICAP-AES) laboratory for ultra-trace analysis of toxic metals (zinc, lead, cadmium, chromium, beryllium, arsenic)
  • Air sampler shop for development, testing, and fabrication
  • Mobile laboratory for the assessment of toxic releases in the field
  • Environmental chamber for chemical exposure assessment
  • Optical microscopy laboratory for conducting phase contrast (PCM) and polarized light microscopy (PLM) with digital image capture
  • Scanning and transmission electron microscopy laboratories (SEM/EDS and TEM/EDS) for imaging individual toxic particles, coupled with identification of elements by energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and crystal phases by electron diffraction
  • Molecular vibrational spectroscopy laboratories [Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman micro-spectroscopy (RMS)] to image and identify individual toxic particles
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