The Marquette University Water Quality Center facilities include laboratories, computing resources and offices. The center laboratories, located in the Olin Engineering Building, include more than 3,700 square feet of space and are equipped to perform physical, chemical and biological analyses of water, wastewater, soil and sludge. Examples of major equipment include environmental chambers, atomic adsorption spectrophotometers, gas chromatographs, ion chromatographs, a carbon analyzer, ICP-MS and equipment for performing bench- and pilot-scale investigations. The Center also has molecular biology equipment to characterize microbial cultures including thermocyclers, gel boxes, and gel imaging equipment. Other laboratories available within the university share the following: scanning and transmission electron microscopes, X-ray diffractometers, and facilities for fabricating and evaluating integrated circuits and sensors.
The center computing facilities are available for faculty and graduate student researchers. The facilities include five personal computers, three data acquisition systems for chromatographs and other equipment, and three printers, including a large-format (42-inch) color plotter for producing posters and other large works.The Water Quality Center offices, located on the fourth floor of the Olin Engineering Building, include the director (room 405), laboratory manager (room 430C), and other faculty/graduate researcher offices in rooms 417 and 409.