Taking the lab to the sample

Vancouver Island Univers1ty professors and Professional Chemists Chris Gill and Erik Krogh have unveiled their new mobile mass spectrometry lab.  The Mercedes transit van houses two mass spectrometers plus several other atmospheric monitoring instruments, and can provide real time-real space data on chemical concentrations in the environment.  This can be used to track the spread of a spill or the release of gases into the environment using on-board GPS to map the substances and their concentrations as the lab drives around.

More details from VIU and local media.