Tour of the Environmental Laboratory - LUEL

The laboratory is located on the third floor of the Centennial Building near the double elevators and is composed of three sections located near CB3022.

The Laboratory Manager is Johane Joncas. She can be reached at (807) 343-8368.

Laboratory Information Management System

LUEL makes use of a LIMS for sample data, results and report generation.

Autoanalyzer Skalar SAN-System

Colorimetry methods can be performed automatically including in-line UV digestion, colour developing, and spectrophotometric measurement. The system provides automated analysis of Total P, DOC, DIC, Total N, TKN, NO3+NO2, PO4, and NH3+NH3-N.

Autotitrator / Autosampler Mettler (DL53)

The titrator is equipped with a sample turntable, providing automated measurement for pH and alkalinity in aqueous solutions.

Mettler Toledo SevenMulti

This unit is used to measure conductivity and pH.

Mettler DO meter / SevenGoPro SG9

This unit measures dissolved O2 based on optical RDO (upgraded dissolved Ox) technology. The unit also utilizes an optical dissolved oxygenmeter with and Intelligent Sensor Management system (ISM) to provide measurement accuracy.

ICP

The inductively coupled argon plasma spectrometer (ICAP/ICP) is a valuable tool for rapid, multi-element determinations in a variety of of dissolved samples. The laboratory has Varian Vista Pro CCD with simultaneous ICP-OES. 

Ion Chromatograph Dionex ICS 1100

The unit is equipped for measurement of routine anions in water. 

Brooks Rand (mercury & methylmercury) systems

This unit allows detection of mercury and methylmercury.

Preparation Facilities

CEM MARS xpress is equipped with various vessel types to accommodate a wide variety of samples.

  • Closed high pressure and high temperature for difficult to dissolve matrices.

  • Closed reflux for most biological samples.

  • Open HTV for water and easily dissolved matrices.

Major research equipment such as ICAP are located in the Instrumentation Laboratory located in CASES FB1017. The Environmental Laboratory was a major contributor for the ICAP.