The Laboratory of Chemistry of the Department of Earth Sciences (FCTUC) aims to support the experimental activities integrated in the master's and doctoral courses taught or supported by the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Coimbra, enabling at the same time, the scientific research of the faculty staff of the DCT, serving as the basis for launching several externally funded research projects.
Despite its strong didactic nature, it also enables the provision of services with the preparation of technical reports and opinions requested by companies, institutions or the community in general.
The work areas for which it is focused are related to the quantitative chemical analysis of waters, soils, rocks, minerals and biological material (vegetal and animal).
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Sample preparation mills
Microwave Digestion System
UV-Visible Spectrophotometry Equipment
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS) by flame
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (HGAAS) by hydrides
Atomic absorption spectrophotometry with graphite chamber (GFAAS)
Prototypes for static and dynamic decontamination tests by phytoremediation
Bench and portable pH meters
Dissolved Oxygen Meters
Water and sand bath
Stoves and muffle
Bunsen nozzles and burners
Precision and other scales
Vacuum water filtration system
Ultrapure water collection system
Laboratory tests include:
Chemical analysis of trace elements in different materials (soils, waters, rocks, biological material, ores)
Mineralogical analysis of panning concentrates
Field surveys and sampling for the characterization of contaminations.
Technical opinions and reports