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The Argast Family Imaging and Analysis Laboratories were founded by a generous donation from the Argast Family. The labs (located in the Science Building, Room 263) provide electron imaging and microanalysis services to the university and the local industrial community. The labs are well equipped with the Hitachi S3400N Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometer (EDS) and sample coating machine.

The Environmental Engineering Laboratory (located in the Liberal Arts. Building, Room 311) is a comprehensive lab for conducting experiments and analyses of water and environmental samples. State-of-the-art lab equipment is available to support both teaching and research in water and wastewater treatment technologies and environmental chemistry. Several water and wastewater quality analyses can be performed, including specific metals, dissolved organic matter, molecular weight of natural organic matter, acidity, biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, dissolved oxygen, color, turbidity, conductivity, alkalinity, hardness, H., and heterotrophic plate count of bacteria. The course CE 366 Environmental Engineering Laboratory is offered every spring semester. 

Dong Chen
Director of the Labs

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Professor of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 260-481-6356