Environmental Chambers


Environmental chambers are available in most laboratories.

These chambers provide controlled environments. Parameters include temperature, humidity, light and oxygen. Sizes range from table-top boxes to walk-in enclosures. Incubators and clean workstations are also available.

Locations: EIT 2021, PHY 222 and 227

Custom-built algal growth cabinet 

  • Innova 42R
  • Location: PHY 222
  • Four separate compartments - can accommodate several different algal growth experiments
  • UV light control; no temp control
  • Equipped with 2 platform shakers
  • [shelf sizes and maximum weight]

Algal growth incubation chamber

algal

  • Percival I66LLVLC9
  • Location: EIT 2021 (labelled "Chamber 3")
  • For culturing green algae and diatoms

  • Exterior dimension: 66”W, 37”D, 100”H

  • Programmable and dimmable growth lighting with PAR light sensor

  • Lighting for each shelf (at least 115 µmoles/m2/s)

  • Temperature control (4 - 44˚C ± 0.5 ˚C)

  • HEPA filtered air

  • Light tight observation window

  • Internet and network capabilities; remote control, monitoring and programming

 
 

Low temperature environmental incubator x 2

low t

  • Percival Scientific I-41NL XC9
  • EIT 2021 (back wall, right)
  • For freeze-thaw experiments on sediments, soils and bio-reactors
  • Exterior dimension: 117”W, 39”D, 100”H
  • Temperature control (-10 to +40˚C ± 0.5˚C)
  • Constant temperature (i.e., dual coil cooling system)
  • HEPA filtered air
  • Maximum shelf weight = 65 kg
  • Internet and network capabilities; remote control, monitoring and programming 
 

 

Walk-in environmental chamber

walk in

  • Percival Scientific CTH-118
  • Location: EIT 2021
  • For long-term experiments using sediments, soils and bio-reactors

  • Exterior dimension: 130”W, 90”D and 100”H

  • Bench work space the width of the chamber (about 36” deep) able to support 65 kg max.

  • Sink with tap water and D.I. water supply

  • Programmable and dimmable growth lighting with PAR light sensor

  • Temperature control (4 - 40˚C ± 0.5˚C)

  • Humidity control (40 - 50% ± 0.5%)

  • HEPA filtered air (top-down flow to minimize contamination); condensing units housed outside

  • Internet and network capabilities; remote control, monitoring and programming