The EWR research facilities are comprised of multiple laboratories that contain equipment for performing basic and advanced research in the fields of environmental and water resources engineering. The laboratories and offices are located in Patton Hall, Hancock Hall, Durham Hall, Kelly Hall, and ICTAS II. The majority of faculty and graduate student offices are housed in Durham and Patton Halls. The research facilities located in Patton Hall include computer laboratories, a groundwater engineering laboratory, and instructional hydraulics laboratories. The groundwater laboratory houses field testing equipment for soil and groundwater sampling at hazardous waste sites. The testing equipment includes soil augers, multi-level groundwater well installation components, and complete field-grade Hach water chemistry capabilities.The laboratories located in Durham Hall include equipment for water quality analysis, such as a liquid chromatograph with mass spectrometer, refractive index, and UV detectors; six gas chromatographs with a range of detection systems including FID, ECD, H2, MS, and N/P; three ion chromatographs; a high performance liquid chromatograph with diode array detection; a UV/visible spectrophotometer; and gas analyzers for carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and ozone.
The Baker Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory (BEHL) is a state-of-the-art facility for performing experiments in environmental, fluvial and infrastructure hydraulics. The laboratory website contains more information about current research project, graduate students, and research opportunities and capabilities.
The Kelly Hall houses a laboratory for research on environmental science and nanotechnology. It hosts state-of-the-art equipment including a dynamic light scattering instrument, scanning mobility particle sizer, optical particle counter, diffusion charger, photoemission aerosol sensor, and an atomic force microscope with Raman spectroscopy. The ICTAS II building houses a laboratory for research on sustainable water systems. It hosts a large-scale plumbing test rig and a full array of equipment for milecular microbial ecology characterizqation, including two real-time PCR machines, a capillary genetic analyzer, a gel doc imager, and an epifluorescent microscope.