The ESC-Q-UAIC environmental simulation chamber is part of the laboratory that has been created for the investigation of physical and chemical processes from atmosphere. This infrastructure was settled up in the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi (UAIC), the oldest university in Romania and a higher education institution with tradition. Through the achievements realized at both educational and scientific level, UAIC has gained national and international recognition integrating itself into the circuit of European values in the academic and scientific field (www.uaic.ro). With more than 38000 students and 900 teaching staff, the university enjoys an important prestige, having collaborations with over 250 universities and research institutes from abroad. The “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi is a member of some of the most important university associations and networks: the Coimbra Group, EUA – European University Association, Utrecht Network, IAU – International Association of Universities, AUF – the University Francophony Agency and RUFAC – Francophone Universities Network. These allow continuously undertaking the exchange experience, student, researchers and professor mobility and the combined achievement of some academic, research or strategic programs.
The standard package of the university administrative strategy, usually offered to all visitors, will be available also for the ESC-Q-UAIC users. The package includes:
1) Assisting with all aspects of administrative management;
2) Coordinating between departments and operating units in resolving day-to-day administrative and operational problems; office machines such as photocopiers and computer;
3) Scheduling meetings, events and other similar activities;
4) Sending out and receiving mail and packages;
5) Sending faxes and managing files;
6) Address resident concerns in accordance with university policies.
For the logistic support required by users scientific purposes, ESC-Q-UAIC unit offers availability of exploiting:
1) the ESC-Q-UAIC, 780 L quartz glass reaction chamber;
2) the FT-IR spectrometer, Vertex 80 Bruker;
3) the PTR-TOF-MS spectrometer, KORE;
4) the HR-ToF-AMS spectrometer for aerosols chemical analysis, Aerodyne Research;
5) he Scanning Mobility Particle Size (SMPS) unit, TSI. The system consists of Particle Counter TSI 3936L87, an SMPS type-N mode classification particle size electrostatic with differential mobility analysis module type DMA 3081;
6) the GC-FID-MS-TDUG, Gas Chromatograph with flame ionisation and mass spectrometer detectors and thermal desorption unit, Gerstel type and Agilent Technologies;
7) the LC-DAD-FD or LC-ToF-MS, liquid chromatographs with various detectors, Agilent Technologies;
8) other necessary laboratory equipments;
9) available consumables (chemicals, filters, etc.);
10) computers, net connection, office equipment.