Grant: $257,795 - National Science Foundation - Jun. 17, 2009
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Award Description: Further development of solid phase microextraction (SPME) techniques for the successful sampling and analysis of biogenic sesquiterpenes (SQTs) emitted from vegetation. The key result of the work will be published data describing emissions of SQTs and refined techniques for using SPME sampling. Funding will provide one Master's degree student and one undergraduate student the opportunity to be involved in research and have meaningful data to present at regional and national conferences.
Project Description: A new GC-MS/FID with SPME autosampler was ordered and recently installed. The installation required significant laboratory preparation to allow the installation of the system near where experiments are to be carried out. This included installing gas lines in the vicinity of the instrumentation. An inlet air heating system has been designed and parts have been ordered for its construction. The heating of inlet air will allow the control of plant enclosure temperature independent of light conditions. This will allow studies of the independent effects of light and temperature on SQT emissions.
Infrastructure Description: N/A
Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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