From the ASUs core principal of 'continuous improvement' we are constantly striving to update and aquire new scientific instrumentation and develop our existing methodology. Equipment at the ASU is obtained through collaborative ventures or from funds generated from sample analysis and government project work.
Equipment such as the GPC (Gel Permeation Chromatographic) unit below was obtained in a collaborative venture with Professor Barb Zeeb (Royal Military College).
The ASU maintains this equipment and is responsible for running samples related to the professors work and assisting the professors students to process their samples. In return the ASU uses this equipment for other projects as they become available. The J2 Scientific Accuprep MPS unit above has a 1 meter methylene chloride column, loaded with s-X3 Biobeads. The unit is primarily used to seperate plant lipids from PCBs. The extracts are then quantitated for PCB concentation.
For a more detailed list of ASU instrumentation select the relevant link from the
instrumentation drop down menu.
Analytical Services Unit Oct 2011