This research facility occupies various rooms within an extensive laboratory suite. There are a variety of high-precision analytical instruments which are used to analyse a variety of environmental samples including water and sediment. These facilities are overseen and supported by a team of dedicated technical staff. Constant investment into the analytical facilities provides the laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment for both teaching and research use.
Contaminated land and marine ecosystems
Researchers within the School have built strong interdisciplinary connections to explore ecosystems at risk due to climate change and anthropogenic factors. Research links have been established allowing students access to London based and country sites for sample collection; assessing current ecosystem services and post-restoration functioning. Students are provided with both field and laboratory analytical equipment enabling a range of techniques to be employed.
Aquatic and terrestrial environments
Leading world researchers from the School of Geography, in collaboration with the School of Biological and Chemical Scientists, provide students with a contemporary approach to investigating environmental sciences. A range of instruments are available for a variety of environmental applications; from the analysis of nutrient cycling in rivers to greenhouse gasses in London.
- Thermo Fisher iCAP 7400 Duo - Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry
- Thermo Fisher ICP-MS iCAP RQ - Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
- Flash Elemental Analyser 1112
- Beckman Coulter Laser Granulometer - Particle Size Analyser – Laser Diffraction
- Niton XRF- X-ray Florescence
- Bartington MS3 Magnetic Susceptability Meter