Facilities + Services

The MSI Analytical Laboratory is a facility established in 1977 that performs chemical analysis in support of the research community.

The services offered include Seawater nutrients and Elemental (CHN) analysis. Simultaneous determination of the carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen content in solid materials. The MSI Analytical Lab will prepare samples for analysis including weighing and loading samples into tin/silver capsules. Acid pretreatment to rid of inorganic carbon is no longer a service provided by the Analytical Lab due to budget cuts and staffing shortages. Analysis of seawater samples for dissolved inorganic nutrients. We also have methodologies for analysis of other aqueous samples, such as fresh waters, estuarine waters, ground waters, and neutralized digests.