instrumentThe Hsu-Kim research group operates and maintains the laboratory facilities within the Environmental Engineering group in the CEE Department at Duke University. These facilities, located in Hudson Hall, include wet and dry laboratories for research on a range of physical, chemical and microbiological processes in water, air and soil domains.

We employ a number of chemical analyses for our research activities and maintain a suite of instrumentation for this purpose. We also operate a trace metal analysis user facility for Duke researchers and collaborators. This resource facility enables the determination of major and trace elements in a wide variety of matrices (water, soil, biological tissues). Analytical capabilities in our laboratory include:

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  • Cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometer
  • Mercury combustion gold amalgamation atomic absorption spectrometer
  • High performance liquid chromatograph with UV and fluorescence detectors
  • Mercury-gold amalgam solid state microelectrodes
  • Hanging mercury-drop electrode and polarograph
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (ICP-MS)
  • Temperature-controlled hot block for acid digestions of samples
  • Collimated beam UV photolysis chamber

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