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AQS maintains a wide array of laboratory and field instrumentation for environmental measurements. These equipment items are available for use by AQS staff and their collaborators:

Analytical Instruments

  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS)
    • Markes Bench TOF MS with Agilent GC 7890B and Markes cold trap
    • Thermal Desorption-GC/MS (TD-GC/MS): Markes TD-100, Agilent 7890B, Agilent 5977MSD
    • Thermal Desorption-GC w/ dual Detector, Flame Ionization Detector (FID) & Flame Photometric Detector (FPD): Perkin Elmer Turbo Matrix; Agilent Technologies 6890N
    • Agilent GC 7890B, Agilent 7000C GC/MS Triple Quad with Markes Centri platform
  • Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (LC-MS): 
    • Agilent LC1200 Series, Agilent 6420 Triple Quad
    • High Performance Liquid Chromatography w/ Diode Array Detection (HPLC/DAD): Agilent Technologies 1260 Infinity series HPLC
  • Electron microscopy
    • Computer-controlled environmental scanning electron microscope (CCSEM): FEI XL30 with SEMTech control system and Thermo NORAN System 7 EDS system with particle analysis and stage/column automation
    • Computer-controlled field emission scanning electron microscope (CCFESEM): Tescan Variable Pressure FESEM with Bruker Quantax 200 EDS
    • Transmission electron microscope (TEM): FEI Tecnai 12 TEM with STEM unit, Oxford AZtec EDS system with 80T X-MAX detector, and Gatan Orius SC200W (830) CCD camera
    • Specimen preparation: Bal-tec MED-020 turbo evaporative coater with double carbon thread head
  • X-ray fluorescence analyzer: Panalytical XRF Epsilon 5
  • X-ray diffraction analyzer: Panalytical XRD X'Pert
  • Microspectroscopy
    • Thermo Nicolet iN10-MX Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Microscope
    • Thermo Nicolet Continuum FTIR Microscope with Nexus 470 Spectrometer
    • Raman : Bruker Senterra
    • Raman : Rensishaw Invia
  • Optical microscopy
    • Low-power, reflected light stereozoom microscopes with digital cameras (Leica)
    • Polarized light microscope: Nikon E600POL PLM microscope with Nikon DS-Ri1 camera and DS-Ri1-U2 controller
    • Phase contrast/differential interference contrast light microscope: Nikon E600 PCM / DIC microscope with Leica DFC 320 camera
  • microwave digestion: CEM microwaves
  • Inductively-coupled plasma-mass spectrometer: Agilent Technologies 7700 Series ICP-MS
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer: TA InstrumentsQ500 TGA w/ Autosampler

Aerosol, PM and Gas Instruments/Meters

  • Photoacoustic Multi-gas Monitor: INNOVA 1314, Denmark
  • Photo Ionization Detector Volatile (PID) Organic Compound Monitor: RAE ppb RAE 3000, RAE U.S.A.
  • Ozone Monitor: 2B Technologies Model 202 Serial #1012, U.S.A.
  • PAH Monitor: PAS 2200CE, EcoChem, U.S.A.
  • Black Carbon Monitor: microAeth AE51, AETHLABS, U.S.A.
  • Handheld IAQ Monitor:   Model 7575 Q-Trak, TSI, U.S.A.
  • Sensors and Dataloggers for CO2, temperature and relative humidity
  • Handheld moisture meters for detection of moisture penetration in building materials
  • Nanoparticle sizer: TSI3914 NanoScan
  • Airborne particle number monitor: LaserAir, Particle Measurement System Inc.
  • Aerosol neutralizer: TSI Advanced Aerosol Neutralizer
  • Particle Counter: TSI General Purpose Water Based CPC w/ Aerosol Instrument
  • Airborne particle mass monitor: TSI SidePak
  • Airborne particle mass monitor: BAM 1022, MetOne Instruments
  • Airborne particle mass monitor: EBAM, MetOne Instruments
  • Low-cost PM sensors: Purple Air, Clarity Node, APT

Air Samplers

  • Federal Reference Method PM2.5 Sampler: Tisch Environmental
  • VOC canister samplers
  • VOC sorbent tube samplers
  • DNPH samplers for formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds
  • Passive PM samplers: RJLG UNC-PAS 
  • Dichotomous air samplers

Air Sampling Pumps and Equipment

  • SKC Air Check XR 5000
  • SKC Pocket Pump
  • SKC Leland Legacy
  • Flow Calibrator: The mini Buck Calibrator, Model M-5, A.P. Buck, U.S.A.
  • Mass flow controllers and mass flow meters with various measurement ranges

Environmental Chambers

  • Large Chamber (stainless steel): 29.0 m3 (W x D x H = 3450 mm x 3450 mm x 2440 mm)
  • Medium Chamber (glass): 1 m3
  • Small Chambers (stainless steel): 56L, 20L
  • MicroChamber/Thermal Extractor: Markes International M-CTE250TI
  • Field and Laboratory Emission Cell (FLEC) 


  • Thermal Imaging Camera: FLIR E-50 BX, U.S.A.
  • Thermal Imaging Camera: FLIR Model T440 with 2X 50 μm close-up lens, U.S.A.
  • Single cigarette/e-cigarette smoking machine: CSM-STEP, E-STEP, CH Technologies Inc., U.S.A.
  • Universal Vaping Machine, Gram Health Inc, U.S.A.
  • Portable Zero-Air Generator: Perma Pure, U.S.A.
  • Calibration Gas Generator:  Model 450 Dynacalibrator, VICI Metronics, U.S.A.
  • Electromagnetic field (EMF) Spectrometers and Dosimeters: NARDA SRM-3006, NARDA 550
  • Radiation (α, β, γ) monitor: BNC 935
  • Analytical microbalances (Mettler, Sartorius, Cahn) and environment-controlled balance room
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