Environmental Analysis Service Center
The Environmental Analysis Service Center (EASC) is located in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati. This facility supports the application of instrumental and bioanalytial techniques in the field of environmental science and engineering. The EASC is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation with emphasis on high-resolution mass spectrometry and DNA sequencing. We offer our services to researchers at UC, public agencies, and private corporations.
The ECC is devoted to the analysis of emerging contaminants in the environment, and to the identification of microorganisms involved in biotransformation causing a pathogenic response. We implement analytical protocols for the separation, identification, and quantification of trace contaminants (organic and inorganic) in environmental matrices, as well as the determination of microbial communities and specific organisms by DNA analysis.