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Mission Statement

  • The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is established to provide the needed resources to link the University's mission with industry's technology needs. 
  • Through the industrial outreach program industry partners will have research done to develop new technologies for their market or to solve their technical problems, to build prototypes for field demonstration or commercial exhibition, or to evaluate and validate their new products and processes.
  • For the University, the environmental engineering program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the environmental chemistry option of chemistry majors are strengthened by the research activities in this Laboratory.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air pollution control
  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Material recycling and resource recovery
  • Hazardous waste remediation
  • Process pollution prevention
  • Lake and pond water quality monitoring
  • Environmental chemical analysis

Instrument & Equipment

  • Atomic absorption spectrometer (Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 300)
  • Energy dispersed X-ray spectroscopy (Oxford Instruments INCA Energy)
  • Fourier transferred infrared spectrophotometer (Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100)
  • Gas chromatography (Buck Scientific Model 910)
  • Gas chromatography mass spectrometer (Hewlett Packard HP 6890/MSD 5973)
  • Gel electrophoresis (Invitrogen Novex Mini-Cell)
  • Hemocytometer (Hausser Scientific Bright-Line)
  • High performance liquid chromatography (Buck Scientific BLC-20)
  • Infrared spectrophotometer (Buck Scientific Model 500)
  • Optical microscopes (Olympus BH-2, Leica ATC 2000, Fisher Scientific, Edmund Industrial Optics)
  • pH meters (Cole Parmer, American Scientific)
  • Potentiostat (Digi-Ivy DY2300)
  • Scanning electron microscope (Jeol JSM 5610)
  • UV/Vis spectrophotometers (Hach DR/4000U)
  • Autoclaves (Vernitron Majestic, Napco Model 8000-DSE, Tuttnauer)
  • Balance and scale (Mettler Toledo PB 303-S, A&D FR-300)
  • Biological safety hood (Baker SteriGard)
  • Centrifuges (Eppendorf 5415 R, Fisher Scientific Centrific)
  • CO2 incubator (Sanyo MCO-17AIC)
  • Coliform incubator bath (Precision Scientific)
  • Freezer (Revco PLUS ultra-low temperature freezer)
  • Lab ovens (Quincy Lab Inc., Sheldon Manufacturing, Inc.)
  • Refrigerator (Kenmore)
  • Shaker incubators (New Brunswick Sciritific Innova 2100, Thermo Scientific MaxQ 4450)
  • Sputter coater (Denton Vacuum)
  • Ultrasonic water bath (VWR Scientific Aquasonic)
  • Ventilation hoods (Fisher Hamilton SafeAire)
  • Vortex (VWR Vortexer, Scientific Industries Vortex-Genie 2)
  • Water bath (Precision Scientific)
  • Water purification system (Thermo Scientific E-pure)