The Geochemistry Section conducts chemical and geological research and service to address economic, energy, and environmental issues. Our experienced researchers and analysts are dedicated to high-quality work that brings scientific insight and information to a range of real-world problems. Our offices and laboratories are located in the Natural Resources Building on the campus of the University of Illinois.
Areas of research include:
- Investigations about the sources, spatial and temporal distribution, and movement of selected elements, isotopes, and compounds within soils, sediments, rocks, and waters.
- Modeling and experimental laboratory studies to better understand important processes in the geosphere such as chemical fate and transport.
- Integration of geochemistry as a means of advancing multidisciplinary investigations.
Geochemistry analytical services available to everyone include:
- Chemical composition of solids, liquids, and gases
- Mineralogical composition of solids, thin films, and powders
- Stable Isotope analysis of liquids and solids, and
- Age determination using radiocarbon and optically stimulated luminescence methods
Visit the Geochemistry Labs website for more information.