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Ocean Resources and Applications Laboratory Equipment

Instrumentation and facilities available at the Ocean Resources and Applications Laboratory include:

  •        Setaram BT2.15 differential scanning calorimeter with high pressure mixing cells modified to accommodate a fiberoptic probe for Raman spectroscopy measurements, and constant pressure and constant temperature liquid injection systems to test various hydrate inhibitors and promoters
  • ·        TA Instruments Multi-cell differential scanning calorimeter
  • ·        Parr Model 6200EA oxygen bomb calorimeter
  • ·        Multiple Raman spectroscopy systems
  • ·        Deep ocean simulators and high pressure water tunnels
  • ·        Close-up digital video systems
  • ·        Atmospheric pressure liquid-liquid spray facility
  • ·        Aerometrics Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer
  • ·        Malvern Spraytec Fraunhofer diffraction droplet sizer
  • ·        Refractometer
  • ·        DuNouy dual-direction ring tensiometer
  • ·        SVM 3000 Stabinger viscometer
  • ·        Hydrate synthesis systems capable of producing samples up to ~0.5 liters in volume
  • ·        Multiple GC-MS instruments
  • ·        Incubators, PCR, gel electrophoresis, spectrometers, fluorescence microscope for studies of microbial communities in methane hydrate sediments
  • ·        HPLC with ELSD detector
  • ·        Access to DNA sequencing facility
  • ·        Access to the University of Hawaii Biological Electron Microscope Facility (Hitachi S-4800 FESM w/X-Ray microanalysis system; Hitachi HT-7700 TEM; Zeiss Laser Microdissection/Optical Trapping system)

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