With this award from the Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities (CRIF) Program, the Department of Chemistry at Lake Superior State University will acquire a high performance liquid chromatograph. This equipment will enhance research in a number of areas including a) the identification and monitoring of algal toxins in drinking water supplies; and b) measurement of thiaminase activity and the role of thiamine deficiency in early mortality syndrome in Great Lakes predatory fish. <br/><br/>High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is an extremely powerful technique used for the separation and analysis of complex mixtures. The results from these studies will have an impact in a number of areas, especially environmental chemistry and biology. This instrument will also be used as a tool for undergraduate senior research.
CRIF/RUI: Acquisition of a High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) for Enviromental Undergraduate Research and Education