CAHNRS - Department of Entomology

Food & Environmental Quality Lab

FEQL Analytical Capabilities

This state-mandated facility provides field through analytical study direction, system design, state of the art trace-level instrumentation support (multiple GC/LC chromatographic detection and MS platforms) with a professional staff that fosters collaborative research in the areas of natural product research, environmental toxicology, chemical fate and transport, and chemical exposure assessments on public health and the environment.  Insect bioassays are also performed to examine biological activity of pesticide residues from crop matrices.

Available instrumentation includes:

Applied Biosystems LC/MS/MS
Agilent LC/MS/MS
Agilent GC-MS
HPLC with fluorescence and photodiode array detectors
GC with detectors specific for phosphorus, carbon, sulfur, halogen, and nitrogen-containing compounds
Soxhlet and supercritical fluid extractors
ELISA plate readers

Agilent GC-MS


Airblast sprayer


Collecting field data

Heading using the h3 tag

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Food & Environmental Quality Lab, 2710 Crimson Way, Washington State University - Tricities, Richland WA 99354, 509-372-7464, Contact Us