Analytical Equipment

Varian Saturn 3800 Gas Chromatograph and 2100 T Mass Spectrometer

gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer

This is actually two different analytical instruments hooked together. The gas chromatograph is used to separate organic molecules from one another, and the mass spectrometer is used as a detector to identify them. It is part of Dr. Melissa Lenczewski's organic geochemistry lab, and is used for the detection, or monitoring during clean-up, of such contaminants as pesticides, gasoline, and organic solvents.