Laboratory Facilities

The Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and of Biochemical Processes is equipped with several advanced analytical systems for the determination of organic and inorganic pollutants as well as microbes in air, water, wastewater and soil samples including the following

  • Complete HPLC system

  • Gas Chromatography system with FID

  • UV-Vis spectrometer

  • High Volume Air Impactor

  • MAS 100 Microbiological Air Sampler

  • Portable Gas Combustion Analyzers

  • Refrigerated Centrifuges

  • Ultracentrifuge

  • Complete Vertical and Horizontal Electrophoresis apparatus for 1D and 2D electrophoresis

  • PCR machine

  • Portable VOC Analyzer

  • Portable Multi Gas Detector

  • BOD and COD analyzers

  • Cell growth chamber with controlled illumination, temperature and humidity capabilities.

  • Rotary Evaporator

  • Incubation Chambers

  • Kjeldahl digestion apparatus

  • Soxhlet extraction apparatus

  • Microwave digestion oven

  • Laminar Flow cabinet

  • Microscopes

  • Autoclave

  • Ultra pure water system

  • Several systems for cell lysis and sample homogenization (ultrasonic homogenizer, bead-beating system etc)

  • Portable air speed, air flow, temperature, and relative humidity meter

  • Personal Low Volume Air Sampler

  • Numerous small pieces of equipment (e.g., pH meters, DO meters, EC meters, analytical balances, furnaces, incubation chambers, water baths, stirrers etc.)

Additionally, there is continuous access to Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, with flame and electrothermal atomization, and to Scanning Electron Microscope for the determination of organic and inorganic pollutants as well as microbes in air, water, wastewater and soil samples.