Ecohydrology lab equipment

Fill in the request form below for the lab facilities and equipment you are requesting to rent. We will respond with a quote based on your submission. For questions, please contact Stephanie Slowinski (

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Ecohydrology lab equipment and rental fees

Experimental systems


Used for


Flow through reactors of various sizes

Biogeochemical kinetics

$25 per day/per reactor

Experimental column systems of various sizes

Biogeochemical kinetics

$35 per day/per column

Benchtop peristaltic pumps                             


$12 per day

MicroRespTM system

CO2 production rates from soils and water

$100 per day, including use of multi-mode reader and gas chromatograph for measurement and calibration

Automated Soil CO2 Flux System (LI-COR LI-8100)

CO2 concentrations and emission fluxes from soil, water surfaces

$135 per day

CO2 and CH4 Infrared Analyzer (LI-COR LI-7810)

CO2 and CH4 concentrations and emission fluxes from soil, water surfaces

$135 per day

Freeze-thaw Soil Column System

Cold region soil processes

$35 per day per column

Bioreactors (Applikon Biotechnology)

Biogeochemical kinetics

$35 per day per column

Temperature-controlled chamber(s) For conducting temperature controlled experiments.
More information about temperature-controlled chambers available:
$125 per day
Anaerobic chamber(s) For conducting anoxic/anaerobic experiments and analyses $125 per day

Other equipment


Used for


Multi-mode well plate reader (Flex Station 3, Molecular Devices)

Automated well plate reader: can be used to measure fluorescence, absorbance, or luminescence

$125 per day

UV-Visible Spectrophotometer (Thermo Evolution 260)

For measuring absorbance of aqueous samples (wavelength range: 190 to 1100 nm)

$100 per day

Multimeter probes (ThermoScientific Orion VersaStar)

Probes for:

  • pH
  • Eh/ORP (redox potential)
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Temperature
  • Dissolved oxygen

$100 per day

Autoclave (Tuttnauer model 3850E Electronic Tabletop)

For sterilizing microbial cultures, soils and sediments

 $100 per day

Weigh scales (Mettler Toledo New Classic MF)

For weighing aqueous solutions, soils, and sediments

 $100 per day

Analytical balance (Mettler Toledo XS205 Dual Range)

For weighing aqueous solutions, soils, and sediments

$100 per day

Oven (ThermoScientific Heratherm)

For drying soils and sediments

$100 per day 

Centrifuge (ThermoScientific Sorvall ST16R)

For separating soils and sediments from aqueous solutions

 $100 per day 

Portable Lab Spectral Induced Polarized (PSIP) Instrument (Ontash & Ermac)

Specialized geophysical technique: Measures spectral induced polarization (SIP) response of porous media and materials in porous media (e.g., microbial cells, microplastic particles)

$300 per day

Titrator (Metrohm 907 Titrando)

Particle analysis (particle surface charge properties)

$200 per day

Stereomicroscope (Leica EZ4 stereomicroscope)

Particle, solid phase analysis (microplastics)

$110 per day

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