Environmental Chemistry Facility in MacMillan Hall
The Environmental Chemistry Facility in MacMillan Hall houses equipment to process and analyze environmental samples. These shared facilities are available to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in the Brown University Environmental programs. The primary facilities include; a high capacity freeze dryer, drying ovens, grinding mills, a furnace and microwave to dissolved solid samples, plant growth chambers, as well as instruments for major and minor elemental chemical analysis of solid and liquid samples and the nutrient content of soils and waters. These facilities have been enhanced in collaboration with Brown’s Superfund Research Program to include equipment to analyze organic compounds and mercury in liquid, vapor, and solid phases. The equipment is routinely used by Environmental Studies, Geology, Ecology, Engineering, Bio-Med, and Chemistry students, post-docs, and other researchers with access and training provided by facilities director David Murray and his staff.