SREL has a wide-range of equipment essential to conducting integrated ecological research on the Savannah River Site. These resources allow the lab to do comprehensive analyses on-site and assist SRS stakeholders as well as regional, national, and international collaborative partners in their various missions.
This instrument is used on solid and liquid samples to quantify total mercury concentration. The sample is combusted in an oxygen rich stream where mercury is evaporated and concentrated on a gold trap to eliminate other inferences. The trap is then heated to release mercury, which is then quantified by atomic absorption. This instrument supports U.S. Department of Energy, other site tenants, and external stakeholders.