The AQ1 Discrete analyzer performs automated colorimetric tests to determine analyte concentration in water samples. LSSU’s new AQ1 is helping the students gain hands-on experience with automated nutrient testing and allows them to perform analyses on many common environmental parameters including Nitrate, Total Nitrogen, and Phosphorus with detection limits in the parts per billion.
Current research projects include:
- Professor Derek Wright’s monitoring of the Ashmun Creek and Munuscong watersheds.
- EAL Laboratory Manager Ben Southwell’s work (with Wayne State and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi) as part of the National Institutes of Health / National Science Foundation grant to characterize waters at risk for harmful cyanobacteria blooms.