Major Instrumentation

Eawag provides researchers with a broad range of instruments and world-class infrastructure, including advanced analytical instrumentation and pilot- and mesocosm facilities, with excellent technical support.
Major infrastructure and instrumentation are coordinated with other institutions within the ETH Domain.

 

A facility with 36 identical experimental ponds enables experiments to be conducted under natural environmental conditions all year round in Eawag’s grounds. Aquatikum, the experiment hall, provides a space for implementing elaborate projects. Moreover, Eawag is opening the new research and training building FLUX in 2021. In addition, there are numerous instruments in Eawag's various disciplines.

Molecular Biology

Name

Location

Department

DNA Sequencer
(CEQ 8000)

Kastanienbaum B-18

Fish Ecology & Evolution, Aquatic Ecology

Genetic Analyzer

Kastanienbaum B-14

Fish Ecology & Evolution, Aquatic Ecology

QIAGEN QIAxcel

Laboratory G62

Aquatic Ecology

Microplate Reader
(SpectraMax 190)

Laboratory G60

Aquatic Ecology

Microscopy

Name

Location

Department

Confocal Laboratoryser Scanning Microscope

Laboratory-F65

Environmental Toxicology, Process Engineering,
Environmental Microbiology

Scanning Tunneling Microscope
(NanoScope III Atomic Force Microscope)

Laboratory-A68

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Multimode Scanning Probe Microscope
(Nanoscope IIIa)

Laboratory-A68

Urban Water Management

Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
(DMI 6000 B Leica)

Kastanienbaum-C03

Aquatic Ecology, Surf, Fish Ecology & Evolution

Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
(DMI 6000 B Leica)

Laboratory-E65

Environmental Toxicology

Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
(Ts2R-FL Nikon)

Laboratory-C66

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Up-right Microscope
(Eclipse Nikon)

Laboratory-C66

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
(DMI 8 Leica)

Laboratory-G73

Aquatic Ecology

Inverted Microscope
(Axiovert 135 Zeiss)

Laboratory-G73

Aquatic Ecology

Microscope
(Leica M205 A, DMC 4500)

Office building-B8.3

Fish Ecology & Evolution

Microscope
(Leica MC 190 HD)

Office building-B8.3

Fish Ecology & Evolution

Micro-FT-IR microscope
(AGILENT 670/610, 64 x 64 FPA Detector)

Laboratory B-76

Process Engineering

Biological Analysis / Flow Cytometry

Name

Location

Department

CytoBuoy

Laboratory-G70

Aquatic Ecology

CytoSense

Laboratory-G70

Aquatic Ecology

Flow-Cytometer
(BD Accuri C6)

Laboratory-F62

Environmental Microbiology

Flow-Cytometer
(BD Accuri C6)

Laboratory-F62

Environmental Microbiology

Flow-Cytometer
(Partec CyFlow Space)

Laboratory-F62

Environmental Microbiology

Flow-Cytometer
(Beckman Coulter CytoFLEX S)

Laboratory-F62

Environmental Microbiology

Flow-Cytometer
(Beckman Coulter CytoFLEX S)

Laboratory-F62

Environmental Microbiology

Flow-Cytometer
(Beckman Coulter - Gallios)

Laboratory-E64

Environmental Toxicology

Flow Cytometer
(Beckman Coulter, Cytoflex)

Laboratory- B71

Process Engineering

Cytation5 PLaboratoryte Reader with integrated Microscope

Laboratory-G70

Aquatic Ecology

ScintilLaboratorytion counter
(1600CA)

Kastanienbaum-B8.4

Fish Ecology & Evolution

 Pipetting Robot
(Tecan Freedom Evo)

Laboratory-G70

Aquatic Ecology

Casy Counter

Laboratory G74

Aquatic Ecology

Inorganic Analysis

Name

Location

Department

HR-CS FLaboratoryme and Graphite Tube -AAS
(Analytik Jena ContrAA700)

Laboratory-G77.1

Vocational Training

ICP-MS/MS
(Agilent 8900)

Laboratory-E72.1

Environmental Toxicology

ICP-MS
(Agilent 7900)

C73.1

Water Resources & Drinking Water

LC (for coupling with ICP-MS)
(Agilent 1200)

Laboratory-C70

Water Resources & Drinking Water

ICP-MS/MS
(Agilent 8900)

Laboratory-C73.4

Centox

LC-UV (for coupling with ICP-MS/MS)
(Agilent HPLC 1260 Infinity)

Laboratory-C73.4

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Fraction collector (for coupling with LC-UV)
(Agilent 1260 Infinity II)

Laboratory-C70

Water Resources & Drinking Water

AFS
(PSA Analytical)

Laboratory-C70

Water Resources & Drinking Water

ICP-OES
(Spectro - Arcos)

Laboratory-E71

Environmental Toxicology

Mass Spectrometer for 3He / 4He quantification in water

ETH CLaboratory A31.1

Water Resources & Drinking Water / UI

Mass Spectrometer for He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe quantification in water

ETH CLaboratory A31.1

Water Resources & Drinking Water / UI

Mass Spectrometer for He isotope quantification at ultra-trace levels in environmental samples

ETH CLaboratory A31.3

Water Resources & Drinking Water / UI

Cavity ringdown spectrometer
(Picarro, CO2 + CH4 absolute and C-13 analysis)

ETH Env. Chemistry

Water Resources & Drinking Water / UI

6 x miniRUEDI portable mass spectrometers for environmental gas analysis

(Laboratory C76) field

Water Resources & Drinking Water / UI

6 x Gamma spectrometers for analysis of radionuclides

Laboratory-A

Surface Waters Research & Management/ Water Resources & Drinking Water

Cavity RingDown Spectrometer
(Picarro L 1102-i)

Laboratory-C60

Water Resources & Drinking Water

XRF Spectrometer
(Spectro Xepos XRF)

Laboratory-B76

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Micro-XRF Spectrometer
(Bruker M4 Tornado)

Laboratory-C65

Water Resources & Drinking Water

XRD (X-ray diffractometer)
(Malvern Panalytical X’Pert Powder)

Laboratory-A63

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Respirometer (OXY 10-Mini)

Kastanienbaum-C1

Fish Ecology & Evolution

Scanning UV Spectrometer
(Cary 100)

Kastanienbaum-C17

Fish Ecology & Evolution

Organic analysis

GC-MS

Name

Location

Department

GC-MS
(Shimadzu QP2020)

Kastanienbaum-C6

Surface Waters Research & Management

GC-MS
(DSQ II, GC 6)

Laboratory-C73.3

Water Resources & Drinking Water

GC-MS
(DSQ II) PTV-Injector, (GC-11)

Laboratory-D78

Water Resources & Drinking Water

GC-MS
(Trace DSQ EI 250)

Laboratory-C76

Water Resources & Drinking Water

GC-MS
(DSQII, GC-10)

Laboratory-D78

Environmental Chemistry

Pyr-GCMS
(Thermo 1310/ISQ7000)

Kastanienbaum-C06

Water Resources & Drinking Water

GC-MS
(ITQ 900)

Laboratory-F74

Environmental Microbiology

LC-MS

Name

Location

Department

LC-MS/MS
(Agilent 6495A, 1290 LC, 7890B GC, online SPE)

Laboratory-D74

Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology

LC-MS/MS
(Agilent 6495C, 1290 LC)

Laboratory-D74

Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology

LC-HRMS
(Orbitrap Exploris 240, HPG3400 LC, PAL RTC)

Laboratory-D74

Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology

LC-HRMS
(Orbitrap Q-Exactive, HPG3400 LC, PAL XT)

Laboratory-D75

Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology

LC-HRMS
(Orbitrap Q-Exactive plus, HPG3400 LC, PAL XT)

Laboratory-D75

Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology

LC-HRMS
(Orbitrap Q-Exactive plus, HPG3400 LC, PAL XT)

Laboratory-D74

Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology

LC-HRMS
(Orbitrap Lumos, HPG3400 LC, PAL RTC)

Laboratory-D73

Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology

Transportable LC-HRMS
(MS2field, Orbitrap Q-Exactive HF, Rheos LC, PAL RTC)

Field

Environmental Chemistry, Urban Water Management

MS = mass spectrometer
HRMS = high resolution mass spectrometer

HPLC

Name

Location

Deptartment

HPLC-DAD/Fz/Sc/Asamp
(Agilent 1100)

Laboratory-D62

Environmental Toxicology

HPLC
(Jasco)

Kastanienbaum-C17

Fish Ecology & Evolution

HPLC-DAD/Asamp
(Dionex)

Laboratory-E68

Environmental Toxicology

HPLC-DAD/Fz/Asamp
(Dionex)

Laboratory-E68

Environmental Toxicology

Analytical HPLC-DAD/Asamp
(Dionex)

Laboratory-F74

Environmental Microbiology

Preparative HPLC-DAD/Asamp
(Thermo Scientific)

Laboratory-F74

Environmental Microbiology

HPLC-System for protein purification
(GE Healthcare)

Laboratory-F78

Environmental Microbiology

HPLC-DAD/Fz/Asamp
(Dionex Ultimate 3000)

Laboratory-D73

Environmental Chemistry

HPLC-DAD/Asamp
(Dionex Ultimate 3000)

Laboratory-C60

Water Resources & Drinking Water

HPLC-DAD/Fz/Asamp
(Agilent 1100)

Laboratory-B70

Water Resources & Drinking Water

HPLC-DAD/Fz/Asamp
(Dionex Ultimate 3000)

Laboratory-B70

Water Resources & Drinking Water

HPLC-DAD/Asamp
(Dionex Ultimate 3000)

Laboratory-B70

Water Resources & Drinking Water

HPIC
(Dionex)

ETH-CHN

Surface Waters Research & Management

HPLC-Asamp/Electrochemical Detector
(Dionex)

Kastanienbaum C06

Surface Waters Research & Management

HPLC-UV/Fz/Asamp
(Jasco)

Kastanienbaum C06

Surface Waters Research & Management

Preparative HPLC-UV/Asamp/Fraction Collector
(Jasco, Gilson)

Kastanienbaum-C06

Surface Waters Research & Management

SEC-OCD-OND/Asamp
(Huber-DOC-Laboratorybor)

Laboratory- B70

Process Engineering

Online- Fluorometer
(Aqualog Horiba)

WH-NEST

Process Engineering

DAD = diode array detector
Fz = fluorescence detector
Sc = scintillation detector
Asamp = autosampler

Isotope Ratio MS

Name

Location

Department

IR-MS
(IsoPrime 100)

Kastanienbaum-C14

Surface Waters Research & Management

IR-MS
(Isoprime 100)

Kastanienbaum-C15

Surface Waters Research & Management

GC-IR-MS
(Delta V Plus)

Kastanienbaum-C15

Surface Waters Research & Management

GC-IR-MS
(Delta V Advantage)

Kastanienbaum-C14

Surface Waters Research & Management

LC-IR-MS
(Delta V Plus)

Laboratory-D75

Environmental Chemistry

GC-IR-MS
(Delta V Plus, IRMS-1)

Laboratory-73.3

Environmental Chemistry

GC-IR-MS
(Delta V Plus, IRMS-2)

Laboratory-73.3

Environmental Chemistry

Particle Size Determination

Name

Location

Department

Crossflow-FFF

Pavillon

Process Engineering

Zetasizer
(Zen3600)

Laboratory-B77

Process Engineering

Zetasizer
(Malvern, NanoZS)

Laboratory-B77

Process Engineering

Asymmetric-flow field flow fractionation
(Wyatt, Eclipse+SLS, Helios Dawn, OpriREX, UV-DAD, fraction collector)

Laboratory-A66

Process Engineering

GrainSizer
(MasterSizer 3000)

Aquatikum

Process Engineering/Surface Waters Research & Management

Field Work

Name

Location

Department

WorKastanienbaumoat
Perca (LU 2447)

Kastanienbaum

Technical Services

WorKastanienbaumoat
ThaLaboratoryssa (Lu 2446)

Kastanienbaum

Surface Waters Research & M;anagement

EcholotSystem with Multiplexer DB Processor

KastanienbaumScheune

IT Services

Geoprobe
(6620DT)

Aquatikum

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Multispecies Freshwater Biomonitoring

Archiv

Environmental Toxicology

Microstructure Profiler System
(VMP-500)

KastanienbaumSL-B05

Surface Waters Research & M;anagement

Multi Antenna reader
(Oregon RFID)

Kastanienbaum

Fish Aquatic Ecologylogy & Evolution

Throphy Cam

Kastanienbaum

Fish Aquatic Ecologylogy & Evolution

Electro fishing gears
(Grassel and EFKO)

Kastanienbaum

Fish Aquatic Ecologylogy & Evolution

EXO multisensor probes
(N=13 + Handheld)

Kastanienbaum

Fish Aquatic Ecologylogy & Evolution

Idronaut profiler and CTD probe

Greifensee Monitoring Station

Aquatic Ecology

Idronaut profiler and CTD probe

Aquatikum

Aquatic Ecology

Dual Magnification PLaboratorynkton Camera

Greifensee Monitoring Station

Aquatic Ecology

Dual Magnification PLaboratorynkton Camera

Laboratory-G70

Aquatic Ecology

River Surveyor System
(M9, Hunter & Caprez AG)

Chris Robinson

Aquatic Ecology

Remote Control Survey Boat
(R2V2, Remosol, Inc.)

Chris Robinson

Aquatic Ecology

Mapping drone
(eBee Drone senseFly, Ltd)

Chris Robinson

Aquatic Ecology