Water Quality Laboratory

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The Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center maintains a water quality laboratory equipped with a full range of analytical instruments for specific water analyses such as pH, alkalinity, acidity, specific conductance, sulfates, turbidity, chlorides, fluorides, and various forms of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, metals, and heavy metals. The laboratory follows strict quality assurance and quality control guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Techniques and equipment available are listed below.

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Laboratory Equipment

  • Perkins Elmer

    PerkinElmer AAnalyst 80 Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

  • Mettler Toledo DL15 Potentiometric Titrator

    Mettler Toledo DL15 Potentiometric Titrator for Endpoint Titrations

  • Radiometer TIM865 TitraLab

    Radiometer TIM865 TitraLab: acid neutralizing capacity

  • Dionex ICS-3000

    Dionex ICS-3000: Ion Chromatography

  • Shimadzu TOC-VCPH

    Shimadzu TOC-VCPH

  • YSI 3200 conductivity meter

    YSI 3200 conductivity meter

  • Beckman 360 pH meter

    Beckman 360 pH meter

  • Milestone's DMA-80 Direct Mercury Analyzer

    Milestone's DMA-80 Direct Mercury Analyzer

  • SEAL AQ2 Automated Advanced Discrete Analyzer

    SEAL AQ2 Automated Advanced Discrete Analyzer

  • Solids Analysis

    Solids Analysis

  • 2100N Hach Turbidimeter

    2100N Hach Turbidimeter

  • Picarro L2130-i Analyzer

    Picarro L2130-i Analyzer

Laboratory Contact

Karol ConferKarol Confer, Manager
kec1@psu.edu
Telephone: 814-863-0158

Techniques

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer - Flame
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer - Furnace
  • Acidity - Alkalinity Titration
  • Acid Neutralizing Capacity
  • Ion Chromatography - Fluoride, Chloride, Nitrate, Sulfate
  • Carbon/Nitrogen Analyzer - DIC - DOC - TN
  • Conductivity
  • pH
  • Mercury
  • Discrete Automated Wet Chemistry Analyzer - NH3,SiO2, P
  • Isotope Analyzer - Oxygen 16/18, Deuterium/Hydrogen
  • Solids Analysis- Total, Settleable, Total Dissolved, Total Suspended
  • Turbidimeter

Other Campus Laboratories

Other labs providing analyses include: