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Facilities

Computing Facilities

Our research labs are equipped with PC workstations and state-of-the-art Flow and Transport modelling software (including Visual MODFLOW, FEFLOW, FEFLOW / MIKE 11, GMS, MIKE SHE, FRED/FRACMAN, HydroGeoSphere, MOVE, and Argus ONE for use with SUTRA and MODFLOW), Hydrochemical Modelling software (including PHREEQCI, SUPCRT92, PTA, Geochemist’s Workbench Professional, WATEQ and Aquachem), Reactive Transport software (including PHAST, Geochemist’s Workbench Professional, Petrasim, Tough2 and ToughReact).

Other groundwater or hydrology-related programs include (e.g., AquiferTest, UnSat Suite Plus, Aquarius).

General software packages include ESRI ARCMap, MSOffice, Corel Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Tableau,Statview, Surfer, Community Viz.

Field Equipment

Field equipment includes 2 Grundfos pumps, a variety of dataloggers (pressure transducers, temperature loggers), a Solinst Model 407 Integra bladder pump and portable compressor, 2 Honda generators, YSI logger, multiple water level tapes, Eijkelkamp flow cell, Orion 3, 4 and 5 Star meters with pH, Eh, EC and DO electrodes, Hach digital titrator, Hach DR2800 portable spectrophotometer and 2 pressure filtration units.

We recently purchased a thermal infrared camera (FLIR SC7650P) equipped with 50mm and 100mm lenses. We also have a collection of basic survey equipment, field laptops, and camping supplies.

Earth Sciences faculty at SFU have also assembled a wide variety of geophysical instruments, including a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) unit, Electrical Resistivity Imaging system, EM-31, Magnetometer, and 24 Channel SmartSeis. In addition, equipment has been borrowed or rented from local geophysical/environmental consulting companies (e.g., Frontier Geophysics, Golder Associates) including Horizontal Loop EM, resistivity, and a variety of borehole tools.

Analytical Facilities

Through collaboration with Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of British Columbia , SFU Earth Science faculty and their students have access to a wide variety of state-of-the-art analytical equipment that is operated at the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research as well as in the Aqueous Geochemistry Lab in Earth Sciences at SFU.