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Project: A Martin Christ Alpha 1.4 freeze-drying apparatus (incl.accessories and vacuum pump).

01-DEC-01 – 30-NOV-02

This request for the preparation of sedimentsamples for lead-210 dating and diverse sedimentological analyses, in lieu of oven drying which is less advisable because of hardening of the sediment during drying. This request is part of the development of local laboratory capacity for the processing of lake-sediment cores from African lakes in function of research into the climate history of Africa and the historical evolution of the impact of human activities on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.