Center for Marine Science

CMS :: Core Facilities :: Sediment Analysis

The UNC-Wilmington Sediment Analysis Core Facility houses a Camsizer XT particle grain size analyzer for faculty and student use. The instrument is capable of quantifying a variety of grain size characteristics (size, roundedness, dimensional ratios, etc.) for particles ranging from 1μm to 3 mm. Samples can be analyzed dry or in solution. Sample preparation (organics removal, sample disaggregation, etc.) is the responsibility of the researcher. Facility personnel will do their best to provide advice for sample preparation, but please keep in mind that methods vary widely among sample types and some types of analyses may be new to facility personnel. Researchers are asked to cover the cost of any necessary consumables for sample analysis, but there is no sample fee. Faculty or students interested in using the facility should contact Dr. Chad Lane to schedule instrument time and training.

Contact: Dr. Chad Lane at 910-962-3466 or