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Environmental Engineering and Science Laboratory

The Environmental Engineering and Science laboratories include over 10,000 square feet of space devoted to environmental research activities. Instrumentation is currently available to perform analytical measurements associated with research investigations in water quality, air quality, solid and hazardous wastes, and environmental microbiology. Laboratory facilities are rated for Biosafety Level 1 and 2 work. 

Major equipment includes: infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectrophotometers; chemical fume hoods; a suite of environmental field sensors; a HIAC/Royco Model 9703 liquid particle counter; a Perkin Elmer atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAnalyst 300 with autosampler/autodilution); a Thermo Scientific refrigerated Legend XFR centrifuge; a Beckman Coulter XPN 100 refrigerated ultracentrifuge; an Eppendorf Vacufugethree 2 L B.Braun Biostat i fermentors, a 3 L Applikon fermentor; a 3 L New Brunswick Bioflo 3000 fermentor; apparatus for gel electrophoresis; a 400 Watt sonicator for cell fractionation; carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen analyzers for solid materials; four shaker table facilities; Zeiss UEM research microscope with phase contrast, DIC, and epifluorescence capabilities; a Dohrmann DC-80 TOC Analyzer; six gas chromatographs with ECD (2), FID (2), AFID, and TC detectors; two gas chromatographs with mass selective detectors (GC/MSD) (Varian Saturn 2000 and Agilent Technologies 5973); Dionex ICS 2000 ion chromatographs with autosampler; Coy anaerobic chambers; Milestone DMA direct mercury analyzer, four temperature controlled rooms; a PCR thermocycler and associated equipment including a hybridization oven; and a Kodak image analysis systems.

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