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Geography Laboratories

Prep / Analysis Laboratory (Teaching)

This air conditioned laboratory is primarily used for teaching. It houses a wide range of analytical instruments used for practical teaching and dissertation work. The analytical instruments include: an elemental analyser, an ICP - OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer), a UV-visible spectrophotometer, an ion chromatography system, a High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system, a flame atomic absorption spectrometer and a graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer. This laboratory is also equipped with ultra-high purity water (Elga), a fume hood (Hydrofluoric acid capable), a four figure balance, a six figure balance (data capture enabled), a vacuum filtration system and a CEM microwave digestion system.


  • Agilent Technologies 200 Series AA / 240FS (Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer)
  • Agilent Technologies 200 Series AA / 240Z AA GTA 120 (Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer)
  • Agilent Technologies 5100 ICP - OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer)
  • Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS 2100 and ICS 1000 (Ion Chromatography System)
  • Thermo Ultimate 3000 HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) Pump and Single Channel Variable Wavelength Detector
  • Varian Cary 50 Bio UV - Visible Spectrophotometer

Who to Contact Laboratories & Field Equipment

General Enquiries

Frank Davies
Chief Technician
0191 33441849

Eleanor Maddison
Deputy Laboratory Manager
0191 33441963

Laboratory Opening Times

Monday - Friday

08:45 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:15