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)