The Environmental Engineering Research Laboratory (EERL) has spacious, well-equipped, and well-ventilated rooms (seven chemical fume hoods in four rooms) on the basement and first floor of Town Engineering, including
- wet chemical laboratories: 2,856 square feet
- a high-ceiling pilot plant: 2,937 square feet
- instrument laboratories: 659 square feet
- office and storage space: 191 square feet
The EERL includes two large laboratory rooms with 15-foot ceilings. These laboratories are connected by a 220-square-foot mezzanine level. Removable grating floors on and above the mezzanine level allow researchers to construct research installations requiring up to 30 feet of vertical space.
One pilot plant laboratory is equipped with utilities appropriate for large water tanks and mixing motors.
The other room is equipped with
- a flume
- high volume pumps
- tanks for hydraulics research
These laboratories have two to four small, wet chemical benches with full laboratory utilities.
Major Instruments and Equipment
The labs contain the following major instruments and equipment:
- gas chromatographs
- atomic absorption spectrophotometer
- ion chromatograph/HPLC
- carbon analyzer
- Technicon AutoAnalyzers
- light microscope
- programmable muffle furnaces
- drying ovens
- refrigerated centrifuge
- steam tables
These rooms contain equipment and instruments used to support the research program. They have the utilities and furnishings specific to the instruments they contain.