The Tritium Laboratory
Since our beginning as a lab measuring 14C and 3H in oceanographic samples we have continued to provide 3H measurements to both the oceanographic and hydrological communities. Since 1998 we have provided CFC-11, CFC-12 and CFC-113 measurements, with the addition of SF6 in 2008. We have achieved 50 years of uninterrupted services and continue to provide sensitive, accurate and timely analysis of environmental 3H, CFCs and SF6.
The University of Miami Tritium Laboratory is a world leader in environmental tritium, CFCs and SF6 measurement and analysis in water, with over 45 years of experience. In order to measure atmospheric, oceanic and groundwater tritium, the laboratory was founded by Professor Emeritus, Dr. Göte Östlund. Later, the lab was expanded to include sensitive CFCs and SF6 measurement for use as alternative tracers.
Our goal is to provide sensitive, accurate and timely measurement of these environmental tracers to the hydrologic community. We welcome all collaborative scientific research efforts as well as commercial and regulatory activities which require our level of expertise. The Tritium Laboratory is located at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Miami, Florida - a clean, naturally low-tritium environment, which enhances the ability to produce low background measurements.