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Instruments

The Laboratory for Soil Biogeochemistry has following equipment available:
  • Knife mill
  • Ball mill
  • Planetary ball mill
  • Microwave ovens
  • Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE)
  • Block digestion units (HNO3/HCl, Kjehldahl)
  • Ultrasonic baths
  • Centrifuges
  • Ultrapure water systems
  • Hot plates
  • Magnetic stirrers (with and without heating)
  • Sand baths
  • Water baths
  • Muffle furnaces
  • Titrators
  • Glassware
  • Analytical balances
  • Microbalances
  • Laboratory balances
  • Microscopes
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Freezing room
  • Horizontal and vertical shakers
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Filtering devices
  • Test tube shaker
  • Climate chamber with light control
  • Glove box
  • Vapor equilibration device
  • Vacuum resin infusion system
  • Circular diamond saw
  • Lapping machine
  • Thickness gauge for thin section samples
  • Sieving machines
  • Köhn apparatus fpr particle size determinations
  • Sandbox for measuring soil water potential in pF-range < 1,8
  • Pressure plate extractors for measuring soil water potential in pF-range1,8 - 4,2
  • ICW-Permeameter for measuring saturated hydraulic conductivity in soils
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • Continuous Flow Analyzer (CFA)
  • TOC & TN Analyzer
  • CNS Analyzers
  • Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (F-AAS) with flow injection and Hg-system
  • UV-VIS-Photometer
  • Ion selective electrodes (ISE) and handeheld devices for pH, Eh, Cl-
  • Conductivity measuring devices
  • Scheibler instruments
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
  • Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (GF-AAS)
  • Gas Chromatograph - Flame Ionisation Detector (GC-FID)
  • Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • S & Cl Elemental Analyzer
  • TOC & TN Analyzer - Isotope-ratio mass spectrometer (TOC-IRMS)
  • CHNOS Analyzer - Isotope-ratio mass sptectrometer (TC/EA-IRMS)
  • Gas chromatograph - Isotope-ratio mass spectrometer (GC-IRMS)
  • Precon - TraceGC - Isotope-ratio mass spectrometer (Trace-IRMS)
  • Multicollector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS)