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The Environmental Science Analytical Center (ESAC), located on the fifth floor of Ingersoll Hall, is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for environmental research and education, and provides analytical services to a wide range of customers. Core facilities include a Perkin-Elmer Dynamic Reaction Cell Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS), an Analytical JEOL 200-kV Transmitted Electron Microscope (TEM), and a Philips Multi-Purpose X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD). An environmental geochemistry laboratory is available for both research and teaching activities.
Urban Soils Lab at Brooklyn College
The facilities at ESAC can provide structural and compositional information for a wide range of samples, especially at very high resolutions (nanometer scale) or ultra-low elemental concentrations (parts per trillion ranges).
The center is open to all faculty members, researchers, and students at Brooklyn College and other City University of New York campuses for their research and teaching activities. We especially welcome collaborative ideas and encourage developing joint proposals to seek external funding to make the center more sustainable.
We also provide a range of analytical services to the public. Standard EPA procedures are followed, and data quality control practices are implemented where possible. Because we are a nonprofit organization, our fees are significantly lower than normal commercial pricing. A list of services, laboratory protocols, and pricing can be obtained upon request.
Direct all inquiries to:
Professor Joshua (Zhongqi) Cheng
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 2647
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
5135 Ingersoll Hall
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Brooklyn College researchers publish findings from two studies on safe soil practices.
The first of its kind in the nation, the institute also plays an important role as a research hub and data depository for soil scientists.