Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Unit (ECMU) comprises an interlocking suite of expertise, services, and laboratory capabilities. We provide options for research and consultancy that are of unique benefit to agencies and industry operating in northern Australia.
ECMU Focus Chart The ECMU focus areas for research and consultancy include:
Microbiol of tidal creeks (L-P)
Microbiology of WTPs
Healthy Marine Harvest
Key Service contacts
Existing and prospective clients are welcome to contact us at any time to discuss research and consultancy matters.
We conduct projects across the full range of environments: marine, freshwater and terrestrial but specialise in metal and nutrient analyses.
The ECMU provides advanced analytical services some of which are not available elsewhere in the Northern Territory. Facilities include:
- ICPMS with 213nm Laser Ablation and ICPAES for elemental analysis. DGT for metal speciation
- Scanning Electron Microscope with X-ray EDS for imaging and microanalysis
- FIA for nutrient analysis
- Full range of field equipment for sampling and in-situ monitoring of pH, EC, Temp, DO and Turbidity.
Following is a selection of our clients and projects to illustrate the scope and nature of our work.
|Client||Project title||Type of work|
|Xstrata McArthur River Mine||Monthly Seawater analysis||Samples collected by MRM, analysed and reported by EACU|
|Rio Tinto Alcan Gove/Pacific Aluminium||Marine Health Monitoring Program|
|NT Govt Dept of Health (Environmental Branch)||Do Frogs Host Faecal Bacteria Typically Associated with Humans?|