The ASET Laboratory is a quantitative analytical facility that serves researchers studying some of the most vexing health, safety, welfare and climate change issues facing Alaska.The lab is designed specifically to support research with quantitative analytical methods in a number of disciplines including environmental health, quality and safety, terrestrial and marine biology, geology, and ecology.The ASET lab’s state-of-the-art infrastructure can address organic and inorganic toxic and nontoxic substances in ultra low levels in a variety of matrices such as soil, water, rocks, tissue, and plasma. The lab houses a number of fume hoods, including perchlorate and metal-free hoods, as well as a clean lab for trace metal analysis to address all research requirements.

 Fume Hoods  Metal Free Lab
Fume Hoods
Metal-free Clean Lab

Current analytical capabilities include:

  •  Persistent organic Pollutants: (e.g. PAHs, PCBs, PBDEs, Pesticides) by LC MS/MS, LC MSn, GC FID, GC ECD, GC MS
  •  Plasticizer: Dimethyl Pthalate (DMP), DIethyl phthalate (DEP), Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), Benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), and Bisphenol A.
  •  Pharmaceuticals: Acetaminophene, Buproprion, Carbamazepine, Caffeine, Cotenine, 1,7-dimethylxantine, Erythromycin, Lincomycine, Ibuprofen, Sertraline, Sulfomethoxazole, Trimethoprim, Venlaflaxine
  •  BTEX and Gasoline PIANO by GC FID, GC MS
  •  Metals: Li, Be, Na, Mg, Al, K, Ca, Sc, Fe, Mn, Y, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, As, Co, Se, Sb, Ba, Sr, Rb, Tl, W, Hg, Pb, U, Th, REEs by ICP MS
  •  Anions: F, Cl, SO4, NO2, Br, NO3, PO4, and perchlorate by Ion Chromatographyand LC MS/MS
  •  Anticorrosives: 1H-Benzotriazole, 4 and 5 Methyl 1H     Benzotriazole by LC MS/MS
  •  Fatty Acid Methyl Esther (FAME): GC FID, GC MS
  •  Instant FAME: MIDI system with Sherlock identification by GC MS
  •  TOC and TIC by high temperature combustion

 All analysis can be performed in diverse array of matrixes: tissue, plasma, soil, sediment, and water.

References to abstracts and papers from research performed using the ASET lab can be found here.

The ASET lab is administered by the Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI) and located in the new Conoco Phillips Integrated Science Building.


ASET Management Team:

Dr. Birgit Hagedorn
ASET Lab Manager (ENRI)
Lab: 907.786.1302
Office: 907.786.1332

Dr. John M. Kennish
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry

Benjamin Applegate
B.S. in Chemistry
Research Professional

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