Laboratory Instruments

Micromeritics BET Surface Area and Porosity Analyzer (ASAP 2020 Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System)

BET Analyzer

Summary

The Micromeritics ASAP 2020 is a physisorption analyzer that measures the Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) surface area, pore size, and pore volume in a non-destructive format.

The instrument is located in W108 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Rates

We offer surface area, porosity, chemisorption and physisorption isotherm data to materials analysis.  The rate is $100-200/Analysis.

Resources

Instrument Information and Generalized Standard Operating Procedure (More details)

ASAP 2020 training manual (More details)

ASAP 2020 operators manual (Factory)

Ion Chromatography (DIONEX ICS-2100 SERIES)

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Summary

The Dionex ICS-2100 Ion Chromatography System (ICS-2100) performs ion analyses using suppressed or non-suppressed conductivity detection. An ion chromatography system typically consists of a liquid eluent, a high-pressure pump, a sample injector, a guard and separator column, a chemical suppressor, a conductivity cell, and a data collection system.

The instrument is located in W108 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Rates

We offer cations (Lithium, Sodium, Ammonium, Postassium, Magnesium, Calcium, etc) and anions (Fluoride, Chloride, Nitrite, Sulfate, Bromide, Nitrate, Phosphate,etc) analysis.  The rate is $10/sample.

Resources

Instrument software (More details)

Instrument operation instruction (More details)

Dionex ICS-2100 Ion Chromatography System Operator’s Manual (More details)

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (Agilent 1200 Series HPLC System)

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Summary

High performance liquid chromatography is now one of the most useful tools in analytical chemistry. It has the ability to separate, identify, and quantitate the compounds that are present in any sample that can be dissolved in a liquid.

The instrument is located in W108 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Rates

The rate is $10/sample.

Resources

Instrument Information and Generalized Standard Operating Procedure (More details)

Agilent 1200 Series Diode Array and Multiple Wavelength Detectors G1315B User Manual (More details)

Agilent 1200 Series Thermostatted Column Compartment G1316A User Manual (More details)

Agilent 1200 Series Standard and Preparative Autosampler G1329A User Manual (More details)

Agilent 1200 Series Autosampler Thermostat G1330B User Manual (More details)

Agilent 1200 Series Vacuum Degasser G1322A (More details)

Agilent 1200 Series Quaternary Pump G1311A User Manual (More details)

Zeta Potential Analyzer (Brookhaven Instruments DB-525)

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Summary

Zeta potential analyzers is an analytical device for characterizing zeta potential as a property of interfacial layer in liquid particulates (dispersions, emulsions) and porous bodies.

The instrument is located in W108 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Rates

The rate is $5/sample.

Resources

Particle Sizer and Zeta Potential Analyzer Brochure (More Details)

Incubator (Fisher Scientific)

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Summary

Oven for drying glassware

The instrument is located in W108 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Furnace (Thermolyne 30400)

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Summary

The Type 30400 Automatic and Programmable furnaces are general laboratory  and heat treating furnaces.

UV-Visible Spectrophotometers (BioTek Instruments)

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Summary

UV/Vis spectroscopy is routinely used in analytical chemistry for the quantitative determination of different analytes, such as transition metal ions, highly conjugated organic compounds, and biological macromolecules.

The instrument is located in W104 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Resources

Operation Manual (More details)

Thelco Laboratory Oven (Thermo SCIENTIFIC)

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Summary

This Thelco Laboratory Oven is a bench-top gravity convection oven with a 4.5 cubic foot chamber and provides superior temperature uniformity as precise as ±3.0°C at 100°C.

The instrument is located in W104 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Centrifuge (Thermo SCIENTIFIC Sorvall Legend XTR)

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Summary

This series delivers high-performance processing on the benchtop or floor with unparalleled processing performance, maximum versatility, and exceptional energy efficiency.

The instrument is located in W104 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Resources

Operation Manual (More details)

FreeZone 2.5 Liter Benchtop Freeze Dry System

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Summary

FreeZone® 2.5 Liter Benchtop Freeze Dry System offers an economical solution for processing light loads of aqueous samples.

The instrument is located in W104 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Resources

Freeze Dry Systems and Accessories Brochure (More details)

Purging Station

Purging Station

Summary

Use Nitrogen gas to purge samples of ambient air.

The instrument is located in W104 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

Glove Bag (COY LABORATORY PRODUCTS,INC)

Glove Bag

Summary

The Vinyl Anaerobic Chambers provide a strict anaerobic atmosphere of 0-5 parts per million (ppm) using a palladium catalyst and hydrogen gas mix of 5%. The heavy duty vacuum airlock allows sample transfer without changes to the internal atmosphere. The Programmable airlock allows the user to tailor an interchange sequence ideal for their lab experiments.

The instrument is located in W104 Plant Sciences Building. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Thomas Borch. Phone 970-491-6235 (office).

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