Laboratory Equipment – Inland Waters Research

--Laboratory Equipment – Inland Waters Research

Laboratory of Benthos

  • Screening and identification of benthic macroinvertebrates
  • Evaluation of ecological quality of surface waters
  • Ecology of macroinvertebrate organisms

Equipment:

  • Stereoscopes (2 Olympus SZX10- one with a digital camera, 1 Leica MZ8, 1 WILD),
  • inverted microscope with camera (WILD).

Hydrochemistry Laboratory

  • Identification of the major ions: Ca2+, Mg2+, K+, Na+, Cl -, SO42-
  • Determination of nutrients (NO2-NO3-, PO43-, NH4 +, Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Silicates)
  • Determination of alkalinity and hardness
  • Determination of total particulate matter

The quality control of chemical analyses is done ​​by the analysis of certified reference standards (CRM). The laboratory equipment is certified.

Equipment:

  • Ion Analyzer (Metrohm),
  • Spectrophotometer UV / VIS Pharo 300 (Merck),
  • Automatic titrator,
  • Tim 900 with autosampler Sac 80 (Radiometer),
  • Accessories (Production system for chemically ultrapure water, Thermal reactor, Electric Oven, Precision weighting devices, pumps, etc.).

Laboratory of Hydrometeorology

  • Numerical weather prediction
  • Atmospheric models at global and large mesoscale
  • Operational Meteorology and Oceanography (design, development, evaluation)
  • Water cycle and energy (theory and numerical models)
  • Development and implementation of meteorological data assimilation techniques
  • Interaction in the system soil – water – atmosphere (theory and development of algorithms in numerical models)
  • Study intense weather phenomena (theory and numerical models)
  • Study and prediction of soil erosion and the mechanisms of production, transport and deposition of soil dust particles (theory and numerical models).

Equipment:

  • Computer performance : BladeSystem c7000 enclosure with 16 HP Proliant BL460c G1 server blades: 10 E5345 (20 Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.3 GHz processors) and 6 E5405 (12 Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.0 GHz processors),
  • 4 Workstations Linux-based (2 Quad and 2 Dual cores processors) Total storage capacity 10 TB.

Laboratory of Ichthyology and Experimental Aquaria

  • Experimental farming of fish that are endemic in Greek freshwaters
  • Biology of freshwater fishes of Greece (reproduction and nutrition studies)
  • Morphology – morphometry and young adult life stages
  • Detailed morphometry of fish with high  resolution digital image analysis system

Equipment:

  • 10 tanks of varying capacity (three with a maximum capacity of 453 L),
  • filter systems for continuous water purification (2) Devices for UV disinfection (2),
  • Stereoscopes (Nikon, Olympus, Wild),
  • video cameras (Sony, Olympus),
  • Digital cameras Canon (2),
  • TV and Video system (Sony),
  • precision Electronic scales (Sartorius, Phillips, Navigator),
  • Digital image analysis system.