The active areas of environmental/water resource research include the following:
- biochemical/physicochemical treatment processes
- biological nutrient removal
- biological and chemical transformation of contaminants
- ceramic materials in water treatment
- emerging renewable energy
- environmental applications and impact of nanotechnology
- hazardous waste management
- membrane processes
- public policy
- storm water pollution control
- waste challenges facing small communities
- water quality
- water treatment process design and control
- wetlands mitigation
The environmental laboratories have capabilities for analysis of various chemicals in water and air as well as allows students to setup experiments which simulate actual treatment process units. Similarly, the water resources laboratories include both physical and computer modeling capabilities such as a hydrology table, software for Geographic Information Systems and several hydraulic computer modeling and optimization packages.
The physical laboratories are shared-use, 2,400 square foot, and houses gas chromatographs, a BET analyzer, and high-pressure liquid chromatograph, and ion chromatograph, an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, and a UV-Vis spectrophotometer among others.
Office Space consists of four offices with ~400 sq. ft
The College of Engineering has a Machine Shop, Electronic Shop and Engineering Technical Services for computer support.