Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

The Environmental Engineering Laboratory is a modern research and teaching facility housing several advanced analytical instruments including high performance liquid (HPLC) and gas (GC) chromatographs with a variety of detectors, atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS), ion chromatograph (IC), nutrient autoanalyser and total organic carbon analyser.

Other advanced instruments in the lab include a voltammeter for metal speciation work and a microelectrode fabrication system for constructing ion-specific microelectrodes. These instruments are used in a wide range of research projects to analyse organics (such as fatty acids, pesticides, polyaromatics, chlorinated hydrocarbons), inorganic nutrients, and heavy metals by undergraduate and postgraduate students.