Environmental Engineering Facilities

Environmental Engineering Teaching Laboratory

(Room 2146)

This laboratory is used for both undergraduate and graduate student labs in Civil Engineering courses 352, 353, 498B, 550, and 554. The students do a variety of wet-chemical methods and microbiological studies. The testing equipment includes 2-respirometers, 12-student microscopes, 1-Nikon microscope with a camera attachment, 1-Nikon microscope with video camera attached to 2-27" color monitors, 1-shimadzu UV/VIS spectrophotometer, 4-six paddle stirrers, 12-pH meters, 4-hand held DO meters, 2-pH/ORP controllers, as well as a variety of glassware and small equipment.


Water treatment research to inactivate microorganisms. View movie of reactor

Environmental Engineering Pilot Plant

(Room 2135)

This laboratory is used for large scale graduate experiments. Projects include UV-degradation of waste water, ozone disinfection of well water using a 19-foot ozone contactor tower, and an air stripping tower for VOC testing. Additional equipment in the room includes 2-UV/VIS spectrophometers, a reverse osmosis unit, a sandbed filtration unit, and a closed water loop used in chemical degradation studies.


Environmental Engineering Analytical Equipment

(Rooms 3103 & 3115)

Analytical equipment primarily for graduate student research is housed in these laboratories. Undergraduate students occasionally use the equipment for labs or special projects. The equipment includes :


  • Hewlett Packard 5890 GC with autosampler
  • Varian 3300 GC
  • Varian 3700 GC
  • Hewlett Packard 5890 GC with Tekmar 2000 purge and trap
  • Hewlett Packard 5890/5872 GC/MS
  • Antek 7000B Nitrogen Analyzer
  • Dionex 500DX Ion Chromatograph with autosampler
  • Dionex 2000i Ion Chromatograph
  • Waters HPLC with Photodiode array detector and autosampler
  • Varian 20Plus Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Thermo Jarrell Ash AtomScan 16 ICP with autosampler
  • Brinkmann Still
  • Nuaire Class II Type A/B3 Laminar flow hood


Environmental Engineering Research Laboratories

(Rooms 3104, 3105, 3107, 3109, 3111, 3113, 3119, 3124, 3125, 3131, 3133, 3135, 3137 & 3139)

These laboratories are strictly for graduate student research. Students are assigned a lab bench for the duration of their graduate research activities. Additional equipment housed in these laboratories includes:


  • Hewlett Packard 5890 GC with autosampler
  • Hewlett Packard 5880 GC
  • Brinkmann 2010 Particle Size Analyzer
  • Waters HPLC with UV detector
  • Aminco Chem Luminescent Spectrophotometer
  • Photo Chemical Reactor
  • Sorvall RC-5B Centrifuge
  • Microbics M500 Toxicity Analyzer
  • Molecular Devices v-max Kinetic Microplate Reader
  • BAS HPLC with Electrochemical detector
  • Gilson Oxygraph
  • Milton Roy Spectronic 1201 UV/VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Miran IA Spectrophotometer