Structure

1. Laboratory of practical classes in area of Metallogenesis and Mineral exploration: includes a large collection of samples of minerals and associated rocks from Brazil, Canada, USA, South Africa, Congo, Namibia and Australia.
 
2. Petroleum Environmental Studies Laboratory (LEPETRO), with an area of 800 m2, accommodates several laboratory units where analyses related to organic geochemistry are developed, in soils, sediments, water and biota. For more specific care related to organic analyses, stand out: (i) GC/MS and FID CP 3800-VARIAN, SATURN 2200, with Purge in Trap, (ii) sample concentrator brand TEKMAR DOHRMANN 3100, Model 14-3100-0EL; (iii) GC-FID (7890B), (iv) MS (5977A) – Agilent, (v) Elemental Analyzer CNS-LECO, (vi) Elemental Analyzer SC632-LECO; (vii) ROCK-EVAL 6. Besides these equipment, LEPETRO also has muflas, greenhouses, freezers, distillers, chapels, hydrogen generator, nitrogen/synthetic air generator, ultrasound brand MAXICLEAN Unique, Model 750 A, Rotaevaporators R-210, microscopes, Distillers and all necessary instrumental for the analytical procedures carried out.
 
3. Laboratory of Coastal Studies: includes the following equipments: (i) Georadar, (ii) Meridata Integrated Seismic System (chirp, Boomer and Sparker), (iii) post-processed differential GPS (Trimble), (iv) echo sounder (Furuno), (v) Lateral scan sonar ( EdgeTech), (vi) Sub-fundo (Edgetech), (vii) Professional photographic cameras, (viii) GPS navigation, (ix) Miscellaneous samplers, (x) Particle Analyzer, (xi) Leofilizer, (xii) greenhouses etc. It also has several computers with application licenses for the treatment of shallow seismic records (Sonarwiz, Meridata), bathymetric (Fledermaus), Georadar (Radam, Reflex) and Geographic Information System (ArcGis).
 
4. Laboratory of isotopic studies of Bahia – LEI-Bahia is the only one of its kind, in the state of Bahia, capable of separating Rb, Sr and ETR (rare earth elements) in an ultra clean Environment (class 100 for air in clean-boxes and chapels, and class 10,000, for the rooms). The elements separated in the Bahia LAW are intended to determinations of their isotope reasons, with applications in various areas of the geosciences (petrology, Environment, among others). These isotope ratios are determined in solid-source mass spectrometers. Unfortunately, these equipments are very expensive, which is why they are not available at UFBA. In order to minimize this problem, common to several Brazilian universities, the GeoChronos Network (National network of Geological, geodynamic and environmental studies) was created, coordinated by the Ministry of Mines and Energy-MME and Ministry of Science and Technology-MCT, with the participation of the Geological Service of Brazil (CPRM), Petrobras, Foundation for research support of the state of São Paulo (FAPESP), Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Universidade Federal do Pará ( UFPA). These universities were then endowed with spectrometers and other cutting-edge equipment intended for the determination of isotope ratios of chemical elements. In parallel, the intermediate laboratories were implanted to separate the chemical elements, a category in which the LAW-Bahia is framed. With this procedure, it is possible to reduce costs, resulting from the transport of large volumes of rock samples and spending for longer stays in specialized laboratories, since the chemical separation of elements corresponds to the most Time of isotope determinations. The next stage of determination of isotope ratios should be performed at the universities of the GeoChronos network that were endowed with mass spectrometers.
 
5. Coral Reef Studies Laboratory: Features (i) Sony DCR PC 110 camcorder with waterproof case, (ii) Sony PDI 170 camcorder with waterproof case, (iii) Cannon digital camera with waterproof housing, (iv) Dive equipment (regulators, computer Diving, balancing vests, compressed air cylinders, (v) Compressed air compressor, (vi) Salinometer/refractometer, (vii) ATLAS pneumatic perforator; and (viii) pedometer, thermometers, GPS, Underwater fluorometer (PAM Diving) analytical scales, microscope magnifiers etc. The laboratory also has aquariums systems for experiments with live corals.
 
6. Geoprocessing Laboratory for Metallogenetic Modeling: Equipped with a server, four computers (desktop) and two notebooks and applications of geographic information system and Digital image processing.
 
7. Laboratory of Geta/UFBA: Has four workstations, two HP plotters and several networked desktop computers. The following applications used in the interpretation of seismic records and sedimentary basin modelling are available: Kingdom Suite (IHS), Geographix, Seisworks (both Halliburton/LDMK), DIONISOS (facies modeling) and the OASIS MONTAJ (Geosoft). The laboratory also has a portable spectrometer (GF GAMMA SURVEYOR II) for fieldwork.
 
8. Plasma Laboratory and its annex, the Water Analysis laboratory, are designed to carry out water and liquid analyses, both physicochemical properties and having larger elements and traits, for undergraduate students and graduate. The laboratories occupy two distinct spaces, air-conditioned and individualized in three different environments: i) sample preparation space; II) space for analysis of water physicochemical properties; and iii) analytical equipment. This laboratory also comprises two chapels for organic materials and high laminar flow chapels. In terms of materials there are all kinds of glassware needed for various analyses. Completing the set are incorporated precision scales, Horibam spectrophotometer, pHmetros, field Ehmetros and countertop, Multiparameter probe; Fluorometer, Chlorometer, distillers and water disers and the other equipment needed for water analysis.
 
9. Laboratory of Petrography: Includes (i) petrographic microscopes for studies of slender sections in reflected and transmitted light, magnifiers and Universal Platinum.
 
10. Lab WDS-FRX and DRX: This lab relies on 1 WDS-FRX model Tiger 1KW Bruker brand and 1 model D2Phaser, Bruker brand, equipped with Diffrac-EVA and TOPAS softwares.
 
11. Sample Preparation Room: Includes an air-conditioned room with shater-box, vibratory table, crusher and Frantz separator.
 
The tectonic sedimentary Basin modelling laboratory, with an enhanced deformation analog apparatus from machinery developed by the IGEO deformation modeling group, is in the process of implantation. Professors and students of the program of the concentration area petrology, metallogenesis and Mineral exploration are also inserted in the implementation of the laboratory.
 
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