Research

Environmental Engineering

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

The Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) program at the University of South Florida (USF) maintains over 8,000 square feet of research laboratory space, providing state-of-the-art analytical and experimental equipment for chemical and biological work.  This includes 5,000 square feet of new laboratory space housed in the Interdisciplinary Research Building.

The existing laboratories are equipped with fume hoods and bench space to accommodate approximately 30 research students. In addition, a separate laboratory (approximately 450 square feet) is dedicated for teaching purposes.  Field sampling equipment available at USF includes battery operated pumps, Van Dorn surface water sampler, Van Veen bottom grab sampler, soil corer.  Specific equipment includes: Tekran Series 2600 CVAFS Automated Mercury Analyzer, Varian Duo AA240 / Zeeman Ultra Atomic Absorption Spectrometer/ Cold Vapor Accessory, Perkin-Elmer ICP-MS, Perkin-Elmer Clarus 500 gas chromatograph with autosampler, electron capture detector (ECD), and flame ionization detector (FID), Varian SATURN gas chromatograph with mass spectrometry (GC/MS), Perkin Elmer HPLC, Series 200 UV/Vis Detector, Perkin Elmer ICPS, Genysis UV/visible spectrophotometer, Environmental Express Digital Hot Block, Quanta Hydrolab multimeter probe (pH, DO, T, TDS, Turbidity, Depth), Malvern Zetasizer particle size analyzer with dynamic and static light scattering, Fisher drying oven and Thermolyne muffle furnace, UV cabinet, Shimadzu Total Organic Carbon/Nitrogen analyzer, ORION 940 A pH meters, Automatic titrators, and Amerex AT-HV-85 autoclave.