UMass Environmental Engineering Laboratory Equipment

The Environmental Engineering Program occupies the top two floors of the new ELab II building (completed 2004). This includes about 40,000 ft 2 of research laboratories, graduate student offices and computing laboratories, and 6 walk-in environmental control rooms. Shop facilities available in the College of Engineering include a machine shop, a woodworking shop, a metal and welding shop, and electronics design and fabrication equipment. The University also maintains a well-equipped glass blowing shop. In addition, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has two full-time technicians available to support research efforts.

A wide range of instrumentation is available in the laboratories of the Environmental Engineering Program on campus. Some of this equipment includes:


Process Testing Equipment


Equipment for Analysis of Microorganisms and for Biotechnology


Equipment for Trace Analysis of Organic Compounds


Equipment for Trace Analysis of Inorganic Compounds


Equipment for Sample Preparation





In addition, there are other state-of-the-art analytical instruments at the UMass-Amherst campus, which are available. For example, the campus mass spectrometry facility has a JOEL high resolution GC/MS which has been used by EVE faculty on many occasions. The UMass NMR Facility has several Bruker NMR instruments, (AMX-II 500, DSX 300, MSL 300 and ASX 300) all of which are available for use by the EVE program. In addition, there are full-time GC/MS and NMR research scientists who run the two facilities.