Environmental Technology Laboratory
This fully functional chemistry laboratory engages in environmental research involving hazardous materials and biofuels. The laboratory houses a comprehensive array of instrumentation and wet lab equipment, including a graphite furnace and flame atomic absorption spectroscopy for trace metal analysis, gas chromatographs with purge and trap capabilities, a total organic carbon analyzer and light microscopy for bio-research studies. Current projects focus on growing nanoparticles for removing arsenic from drinking water, examining commercial bioremediation products for effectiveness in removing petroleum compounds from soils and investigating the energy potential of biofuels. This site is also used for a rainwater harvesting study and emergency response exercises and training.