Environmental Isotope Labs 

 

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The Environmental Isotope Labs (EIL) are equipped with modern isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS) [Thermo Delta V Plus and Thermo Delta V Advantage], a Picarro Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer (CRDS), and a range of sample preparation devices. We also operate well-equipped sample processing laboratories, and these facilities are complemented by the broad range of environmental research expertise within ANSTO's environmental research infrastructure.

 

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The EIL can analyse carbon (δ13C), nitrogen (δ15N), oxygen (δ18O), and hydrogen (δ2H) isotopes in a range of environmental samples. Most commonly we handle waters (groundwater, rainfall, river, lakes, etc), and organics (soils and biota).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The EIL are part of Environmental Research at ANSTO; stable isotope analysis in conjunction with tritium (3H) and carbon-14  analysis are utilised to conduct research which includes (amongst many):
 

  • Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions

  • Groundwater residence times (dating)

  • Ecohydrology, Aquatic food web studies

  • Palaeo-climate and palaeo-hydrology

     

Other areas of environmental research are also welcome. Environment research/technical staff can provide assistance with sample selection and treatment, data interpretation, and technique development.

 

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Contacts


Dr Suzanne Hollins
Phone: 02 9717 3701
Email: Suzanne.hollins@ansto.gov.au

 

Robert Chisari
Phone: 02 9717 3283
Email: Robert.chisari@ansto.gov.au