Both undergraduate and graduate students benefit from this fully equipped teaching lab provided through the generous gift of Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik.
About 200 undergraduate and graduate students use the teaching lab every year. Every civil engineering undergraduate student enrolled at Iowa State is required to take a beginning environmental engineering course in the lab. It also houses several classes for students specializing in environmental engineering.
The lab has specialized equipment to analyze air, water and wastewater. This equipment exposes students to current analytical methods for recognizing and solving environmental problems.
Faculty, students and other researchers use the research lab to perform fundamental research on biological treatment such as evaluating the microbiology of wastewater.