Instrumentation Available At CFRE

The instruments below are housed at the Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE) and are available to meet your analyzing needs. Explore the instruments below to see what they can provide.

SEAL Analytical AQ300 Discrete Analyzer

Lab Equipment

The AQ300 discrete analyzer is used to run analysis for nutrients like total nitrogen and phosphorus, soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP), nitrates, ammonia, silica, etc. The analyzer uses a robotic arm to dispense exact volumes and mix samples and reagents. Each sample is read through an optical glass cuvette, giving lower detection limits and better reproducibility.

Thermoscientific Dionex Integrion HPIC

Lab EquipmentThe Integrion IC uses an eluent to analyze water samples for anion and cation concentrations. Anions include: fluoride, chloride, bromide, sulfate, phosphate, nitrate, nitrite. Cations include: lithium, sodium, ammonium, potassium, magnesium, calcium.

Thermoscientific Genesys 180 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer

Lab EquipmentThe Genesys 180 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer performs high throughput quantitative UV-Vis measurements where a double beam is required as a reference cell position. This instrument is primarily used for chlorophyll a analysis.

QIAGEN QIAamplifier 96 Thermal Cycler

Lab EquipmentThe QIAamplifier 96 is an end-point thermal cycler. It is designed to amplify nucleic acids by repeated cycles of heating and cooling using DNA polymerases in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR).


Lab EquipmentThe QIAcuity Digital PCR System is designed to deliver precise and multiplexed quantification results for mutation detection, copy number variation (CNV), gene expression studies, gene-editing analysis, and many more.

IDEXX Quanti-Tray Sealer PLUS

Lab EquipmentThe IDEXX Quanti-Tray Sealer PLUS is used to seal Quanti-Trays to quantify bacterial testing results for total coliforms and E. coli.