Chemical and physcal laboratories
There are three aerosol chemistry and physics laboratories, including one for preparative chemistry and the others dedicated to the analytical determinations . The preparative laboratory is equipped with a hood, a rotary evaporator, an ultrasonic bath, a Milli-Q water purification system, analytical balances, stove, muffle furnace and safety cabinet for reagents. The of chemistry and physics laboratories are equipped with several analytical instruments, including two Dionex (now Thermofisher) systems for Ion Chromatography, an Agilent HPLC system with UV detector, a Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzer and a Total Nitrogen and Total Organic Carbon (TOC / TN) analyzer, all equipped with autosamples. The infrastructure also comprises an Aerodyne High-Resolution Time-of -Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (HR-TOF-AMS) that is used in the field during the measurement campaigns. The infrastructure includes the capabilities for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometry at 400 and 600 Hz frequency through an agreement with other Institutions.