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The ESL has over 40 years of expertise in the use of field and laboratory spectroscopy for mineral, organic complex, soil and soil organic matter, sediment, waste and water analysis.
The Environmental Spectroscopy Laboratory (ESL) has over 40 years of expertise in the use of field and laboratory spectroscopy for mineral, organic complex, soil and soil organic matter, sediment, waste and water analysis, including routine and research applications into fertility, contamination and mining studies.
We have recently expanded our capabilities by the acquisition of new instrumentation based on handheld mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy, laser induced fluorescence (LIF) and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS).
Our current research interests at the ESL can be divided in four main areas:
Soil spectroscopy is a cost-effective technique based on molecular chemistry that can be used to predict a wide range of biological, chemical and physical properties in environmental media (minerals, plants, sediments, soils, wastes, waters) quickly and easily.
We have access to a broad range of instruments, data and computer models. In addition, we can assess the environmental composition of the media through examination of the spectra in order to understand the mechanisms behind the predicted properties, retention processes (e.g. in remediation studies) and changes in the composition of soil organic matter and organic materials.
The capabilities of the spectroscopy technique and the ESL team allow the technique to be used in the following areas:
The ESL provides research support to groups within and outside CSIRO, and is available to assist and collaborate with industry, government, research institutes and universities.
Apart from CSIRO groups and universities, some of our clients and partners include: Grain Research and Development Corporation, U.S. Geological Survey, EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group, South Australia Grain Industry Trust Fund, International Atomic Agency.
The ESL is based within the CSIRO Land and Water Analytical Service Unit, Adelaide.
For more information contact:
· Land and Water
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Last updated: Last updated: 27 February 2015
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