Laboratory Equipment

Asbestos TEM Laboratories has the following major pieces of laboratory equipment available for performing asbestos and lead analyses:

TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE (TEM) ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Three Philips CM-12 Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM)
  • Two Jeol 1200EX Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM)
  • HNU System 5000 Energy Dispersive Multi-Channel X-ray Analyzer (EDX)
  • Tegal Plasmod Plasma Etcher
  • March GCM-100 Plasmod System
  • Two Edwards E306A Carbon Evaporator
  • Union Carbide SG 4060 Ozone Generator
  • Two Hamamatsu (1 megapixel, research-grade) cameras

SOIL & BULK SAMPLE PREP EQUIPMENT

  • USA Standard Testing Sieves
  • PEP Model 100 Sample Pulverizer
  • PEP Model 150 Jaw Crusher
  • Gilson Spinning Riffler SP-230CL
  • Thermolyne 1300 Muffle Furnace
  • Grieve Laboratory Drying Oven
  • Ladd Condensation Washer

OPTICAL MICROSCOPE EQUIPMENT

  • Olympus BH and BH-2 Polarized Light Petrographic Research Microscopes
  • Olympus CH-2 and BH Phase Contrast Microscopes
  • Olympus, Unitron and Bausch & Lomb Stereo-Zoom Binocular Microscopes
  • QuickFix Acetone Vaporizer

ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Perkin Elmer 3100 Flame Atomic Absorption (FLAA) Spectrophotometer
  • Sartorius Milligram Weighing Balance
  • Branson 2200 Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • Blue M & Corning Hot Plates
  • Environmental Express Hot Block Digestion System