The mission of the Central Analytical Instruments Research Laboratory (CAIRL) is to provide research-oriented analytical services to LSU faculty members, experiment station and extension personnel, and the general public.
Links to related sites such as the Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Laboratory, School of Plant, Envirionmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana Extension Parish Offices, Louisiana Best Management Practices (BMPs) of Agronomic Crops
CAIRL has a wide variety of analytical instruments to do various analayses of water quality, pollution chemistry and organic chemistry. For example, the Varion 3800C Gas Chromatography has an FID and ECD detector and is customized to analyze gas samples mainly for CH4, CO2 and N2O. Another piece of equipment is the Pyrolysis GC/MS CDS 5000 pyroprobe attached inline with Varian 3900 GC and Saturn 2000 Masspec.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture