Chemistry

The Chemistry Department supports the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Foods and Markets (VAAFM) in areas of Watershed Monitoring, Air Pollution Control, Pesticides, Waste Management and Consumer Protection.

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals Center, Nutrients and Non-Automated Chemistry

Activities:

  • Analysis of airborne metals
  • Water quality – chemistry
  • Analysis of heavy metals in fish
  • Verification of Meat, Feed and Fertilizer compositions

Analyses are performed using the following techniques:

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS)
  • Automated Chemistry
  • Non-automated Chemistry
  • Classical Wet Methods

Organic Chemistry

Volatiles and Semi-volatiles

Activities:

  • Vermont Air Quality Monitoring Stations
  • Pesticides in surface waters, wells
  • Pesticide use enforcement cases
  • Contracted pesticide residual testing

Analyses are performed using the following techniques:

  • Gas Chromatography
  • Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectroscopy
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
  • Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectroscopy

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.3132
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431