The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Organic Geochemistry Laboratory

Organic Geochemistry Laboratory

Geography's organic geochemistry laboratory contains two large fumehoods and a range of specialised equipment for use in organic geochemical (lipid biomarker) extraction and sample preparation.

In addition to conventional soxhlet and sonication extraction equipment we also have:

  • a dedicated high-specification MARSTM microwave extraction system for extraction of organic matter from soils and sediments
  • centrifuges
  • rotary evaporators
  • nitrogen drying facilities
  • a high-quality water system
  • dedicated fridges and freezers for sample and extract storage