The Water Quality Center brings together researchers, private foundations, industry, the government and others to solve problems related to lake, river and groundwater quality. These problems often involve municipal wastewater, industrial wastewater, storm water runoff and drinking water. Research is often multidisciplinary and is performed by experts from engineering, biological sciences, mathematics, statistics and computer science, as well as other disciplines. The Water Quality Center facilities include laboratories, computing resources and offices. The center laboratories, located in Engineering Hall, 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. Major equipment includes environmental chambers, atomic adsorption spectrophotometers, gas chromatographs and equipment for performing bench- and pilog-scale investigations. The center also has molecular biology equipment to characterize microbial cultures including thermocyclers, gel boxes and gel imaging equipment.
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