Technical Staff (works full time)

  • Analysis and calculations of element concentrations in soil extracts (e.g. effective cation exchange capacity, oxalate extracts for active Al/Fe, pyrophosphate extracts for organically-bound Al/Fe), in soil organic layer and plant samples (e.g. extracts from HNO3 pressure digestion) and in water samples, using inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometer (iCAP 6300 Duo VIEW ICP Spectrometer, Thermo Fischer Scientific GmbH, Dreieich, Germany)

  • Regular checking and maintenance of the inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometer (iCAP 6300 Duo VIEW ICP Spectrometer, Thermo Fischer Scientific GmbH, Dreieich, Germany)

  • Regular checking and maintenance of the continuous flow injection colorimetry (SEAL Analytical AA3, SEAL Analytical GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany)

  • Analysis and calculations of organic carbon concentrations in K2SO4-extracts of mineral soils or organic layers and of dissolved organic carbon concentrations in water samples, using a Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOC-Vwp, Shimadzu Europa GmbH, Duisburg, Germany)

  • Regular checking and maintenance of the Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOC-Vwp, Shimadzu Europa GmbH, Duisburg, Germany)

  • Analysis and calculations of CH4, CO2 and N2O fluxes from soils, using a gas chromatograph (SRI 8610C, SRI Instruments Europe GmbH, Bad Honnef, Germany)