Field Equipment/Supplies/Software

 

CSU, Fullerton has amassed an arsenal of field related hydrogeologic equipment.  This includes a mobile field laboratory, groundwater sampling truck and borehole logging equipment.  For a complete listing and examples of how these and other pieces of equipment are being utilized in teaching and research please refer below.


Laboratory Equipment:


Soils Lab

            Falling head and Constant head Permeameter

            Ro-Tap Sieving System

            Thin Section Making Equipment

            Microscopes (Petrographic, Scanning Electron, Binocular)

            Rock saws and crushers

            X-ray diffraction

          

Water Lab

            HACH

                        (List of routine tests)

            PH probes

            Turbidity

            Redox

            Temperature

            Heating and Stirring Pads

            Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer

            Ion Chromatograph


Surveying Equipment and Mapping

            Electronic Total Station

            Laser Range Finder

            Differential GPS including mobile base station

            Handheld GPS

            Ipac mapping system (ArcPad and GPS)

            MapInfo 8.5 GIS

                Discover 4.0

            ArcView 3.2 GIS

            ArcMap 9.2 GIS


Field Based Equipment


Geophysical Instruments

            Resistivity – Supersting IP (AGI – Advanced Geosciences, Inc.)

            Well logging Instrumentation – (Mount Sopris Instruments Company)

                    MGX II Portable Logger with MGX II Console

                    Gamma Ray, SP, Single Point Resistance

            Schonstedt – Magnetic Locator

            Downhole video system


Mobil Laboratory

       On-board Computers

       Oven; Freezer and Refrigerator

       Sample preparation facilities

       Generator

       PID and FID


Seepage Meters

        Hermit 3000 + two transducers (including one for vapor testing)

        Water Level indicators

        Interface probe


2 Hydrolab units

ISCO water sampler


Pumps

        2 and 3” Grundfos Pumps + controller

        Whaler Pumps

        Peristaltic pump

Stainless steel and disposable bailers

Pump trailer with generator


Hand Augers

Bentonite injection system


Two storage trailers

*Pipe, screens, bentonite, sand (gravel pack), sample containers and other field supplies


Software for Groundwater Studies


Visual Groundwater

Visual Modflow

        WinPest

        3D-Explorer

Aquifer Test

AquaChem

GWAP

WHAM – Well Head Protection

WellCad

LogPlot 2004

Rockworks 2004

HEC software

ENVI (Remote Sensing Software)

Full suite of surface water modeling software.

Copyright © 2011 W.Richard Laton, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Hydrogeology


California State University, Fullerton


Department of Geological Sciences


(657) 278-7514