Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS), Thermo Scientific Q Exactive
The Q Exactive LC/MS is used for precise measurements of targeted and non-targeted analytes using reverse-phase liquid chromatography mass spectrometry. This instrument is applied to determine the identity and abundance of intracellular and extracellular metabolites in order to monitor bacterial metabolism and contaminant degradation.

Powder X-ray Diffractometer (XRD), Bruker D8 Advance
The XRD is used to monitor interactions of organic substrates and contaminants with expandable clay minerals. Our XRD instrument is equipped with temperature-humidity stage to allow control of both temperature and moisture levels during the run.

Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, Agilent Technologies Cary Eclipse
The fluorescence spectrophotometer is used to monitor levels and/or changes in fluorescing organic molecules.
Incubator Shaker, New Brunswick Scientific
Our lab is equipped with several incubator shakers to maintain different growth conditions for our bacterial work.

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