Equipment

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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.

ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometer)

This instrument is used to trace metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, and cadmium. The ICP-MS is essential in supporting a wide-range of missions for the U.S. Department of Energy,  other site tenants, and external stakeholders.

ICPMS equipment
OES (Optical Emission Spectroscopy) Metal Analyzer

This instrument is used to  measures common elements, metals, and trace elements ranging from parts per million to high parts per billion. It supports U.S. Department of Enery missions and other site tenants.

OES Metal Analyzer
Total Mercury Analyzer

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.

Total Mercury Analyzer
Methyl Mercury Analyzer

This instrument prepares and evaluates sediment, tissue, and liquid samples for the presence of methyl mercury. This instrument supports U.S. Department of Energy, other site tenants, and external stakeholders.

Methyl Mercury Analyzer
Radionuclide Counting Equipment (4)

Gamma: This sodium iodide detector analyses gamma emitters such as caesium-137. It is ideal for small sample masses.

Auto Gamma Conter

Alpha Beta: This unit detects low level alpha and beta emitters from a range of sample types.

Canberra-LB4200 Gross Alpha Beta Counter

Germanium: This unit employs gamma spectroscopy; which detects caesium-137 and other gamma emitters.

High Purity Germanium Counter (HP-Ge)

Liquid Scintillation: This unit measures the presence of radioactive material like tritium, carbon-4, iodine-129 and technetium-99.  

Beckman Coulter LS6500 Scintillation Counter