Facilities & Resources for Students

Student at GERG

GERG's facilities include office and laboratory space, enclosed warehouse space, machine shop, walk-in freezer and cooled space, and staging and storage space for field equipment. GERG has wide range of state-of-the-art instruments and equipment for physical and chemical analyses in environmental chemistry, petroleum chemistry, organic geochemistry, marine chemistry, physical oceanography, and field sampling.

GERG offers complete sample preparation laboratories as well as instrumentation for the analysis of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon biomarkers, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin/furans, butyltins, trace metals, aromatic hydrocarbon metabolites, plant pigments and other compounds. A variety of extraction and purification techniques are available to suit each project's specific objectives. A multitude of gas chromatographic detectors are available including flame ionization (FID), electron capture (ECD), flame photometric (FPD), thermal conductivity (TCD), nitrogen-phosphorus (NPD), mass spectrometers (MS), and a high resolution mass spectrometer (HRMS). For other trace organic analyses, GERG has high performance liquid chromatographs (HPLC) for pigment and hydrocarbon metabolite analysis with UV-Visible absorbance detectors, fluorescence detector, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzers, and total scanning fluorescent spectrophotometer (TSF). For trace metal analyses, GERG has inductively coupled plasma (ICP), graphite furnace, and cold vapor instrument. All analytical instrumentation is fully computerized and automated for rapid, efficient sample throughput.