Isotope Science Laboratory
The Isotope Science Laboratory, located on the University of Calgary campus, houses equipment capable of tracing the fate of pollutants and for determining the conversion rates of selected chemical constituents. The existing Isotope Science Laboratory has expanded to accommodate two new isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS) with several peripheral devices. Sample preparation is performed at the ACWA facility, with samples being transported to the university campus for isotope ratio determinations. The Isotope Science Laboratory house an additional $1.4 million of state-of-the-art analytical equipment, including Isotope-ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) for:
- compound-specific carbon isotope measurements; and
- compound-specific nitrogen isotope measurements
The two new IRMS complement five existing instruments capable of hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur isotope analysis on a wide variety of solid, liquid, and gaseous samples. The addition of two new instruments ensures that the Isotope Science Laboratory at the University of Calgary will remain one of the largest and most versatile modern stable isotope laboratories in Canada.
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