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The thermosalinograph (TSG) continuously measures surface temperature and salinity along the track of the ship using the underway seawater supply system. The TSG is located in the underway seawater Laboratory.
The fluorometer provides chlorophyll-a which is an important indicator of active phytoplankton biomass and chlorophyll concentrations, and also provides coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM). This instrument is located adjacent to the TSG.
The pCO2 system measures surface water CO2 concentration, an important measurement for understanding ocean acidification. This instrument is located adjacent to the TSG in the Underway Seawater Laboratory, and is calibrated against daily against reference gas standards stored in-situ.
Deionized water systems (or water deionizers) remove nearly all ions from your water, including minerals like iron, sodium, sulfate, and copper. Since these ions make up most non-particulate water contaminants, you'll get high purity water quickly and affordably.
Labconco Chemical fume hoods, when used properly, are one of the most reliable engineering controls in the laboratory. They protect workers by: Containing vapors, dusts, gases, and fumes generated within the hood, and removing them as air flows into the hood and then out via the laboratory exhaust system.
Nitrogen Generators operate on the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) principle to produce a continuous stream of nitrogen gas from compressed air. Two towers are filled with carbon molecular sieve (CMS). Pretreated compressed air enters the bottom of the on-line tower and follows up through the CMS.
Chemicals should be stored no higher than eye level and never on the top shelf of a storage unit. Do not overcrowd shelves. Each shelf should have an anti-roll lip. Avoid storing chemicals on the floor (even temporarily) or extending into traffic aisles.