Environmental engineering class


Environmental Engineering Laboratory

Physical Facilities

The Environmental Engineering Laboratory (EEL) contains equipment to test chemical, biological and physical properties of water, wastewater, sludge, and gaseous materials. Bench space and equipment for research and pilot testing of environmental processes are also available for graduate and undergraduate education and research. The mission of the EEL is to provide students, faculty, industry and government agencies with state-of-the-art, hands-on research space and educational experiences related to environmental engineering. Current and recent funding agencies include the following: US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, CH2M HILL, Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Sewerage District, Xylem, Inc., Environ, Veolia Water and AECOM.

Major Equipment

Gas chromatograph for biogas and volatile acids analyses
Gas chromatograph for syngas analysis
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrophotometer
Gel imaging system
Kjeldahl apparatus
Bench-scale anaerobic digesters
Settling columns
Freeze dryer
Total organic carbon analyzer

Educational Applications

The facility is used in the CCEE undergraduate courses CEEN 4515 Environmental Chemistry, CEEN 4530 Environmental Engineering Microbiology and CEEN 4995 Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as the graduate courses CEEN 6520 Environmental Laboratory I – Analyses, CEEN 6521 Environmental Laboratory 2 – Processes and CEEN 6995 Independent Study in Civil Engineering.

Research Applications

Current research is directed at biological, physical and chemical processes for water and wastewater treatment as well as renewable energy generation from residual materials. Please find descriptions of specific Zitomer Lab Group projects, Mayer Lab Group projects, and McNamara Lab Group projects at their respective laboratory websites.



Contact us

College of Engineering
1515 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Dean's office: (414) 288-6591
Prospective students: (414) 288-7302
Academic Advising Center: (414) 288-6000
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