Research Facilities

UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
Facilities for controlled experimentation exist in this laboratory for various unit operations involved in environmental engineering such as filtration, sedimentation, aeration, etc. The units are equipped with measuring and control instrumentation for performance evaluation and flexible operation.
CHEMISTRY LABORATORY CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Basic facilities are available for undertaking chemical, instrumental and other analysis work routinely made in environmental engineering and sciences. This laboratory is also used for teaching purposes of related courses.
MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
Basic facilities are present for undertaking routine microbiological analysis in this laboratory. The laboratory is also equipped with research equipment including respirometers, biological reactors and AOX instrument. Laboratory is used for teaching purposes in the related courses.
ACCREDITED ANALYSES LABORATORY ACCREDITED ANALYSES LABORATORY
In this laboratory accredited analytical work is conducted under the quality standard of TS EN ISO/IEC 17025 Standard for General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories. This laboratory can only be used by authorized personnel. Analyses are conducted for public institutions and private companies.
AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LABORATORY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LABORATORY
In this laboratory facilities for sampling and analysis of various air pollutants are present. Emission, immision and meteorological measurements can be done with the equipment available in the laboratory.
STUDENT COMPUTER LABORATORY STUDENT COMPUTER LABORATORY
The laboratory is designed for the use of graduate and undergraduate students. There are 30 PCs which are connected to 2 servers and to the campus network. Various software packages in the fields of water supply engineering, wastewater engineering, air pollution, soil and groundwater pollution, waste disposal, and river pollution are available for users.
ANAEROBIC BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY ANAEROBIC BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
This laboratory has basic facilities and infrastructure required for environmental anaerobic biotechnology. Typical research conducted include biochemical methane potential analyses, treatability studies, granulation, production of renewable energy and biobased chemicals from wastes, etc.
WATER AND SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS WATER AND SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS
The University has an advanced biological treatment plant which was erected and commissioned in 2003 through a joint project with Berlin Technical Univesity and Environmental Engineering Depatment of METU. The plant was designed to treat wastewaters originating from the faculty housing and the dormitories. The plant consists of two units: a biological treatment tank and a membrane bio-reactor. The wastewater with 200 m3/day flowrate first passes the fine screens, after which it goes into an aeration tank where it is biologically treated. A rotating vacuum membrane system separates biological sludge from the effluent, thereby producing a sparklingly clear and sterile effleuent which is used for the irrigation of lawns.The plant also serves as an experiment and demo unit to both graduate and undergraduate students enables students and researchers operate the system under various conditions for experimental purposes. The plant has recently recved Rio+20 Best Practice Examples on Sustainable Development-2012 award.MORE
CONTAMINANT HYDROLOGY LABORATORY CONTAMINANT HYDROLOGY LABORATORY
In this laboratory contaminant characterization in surface waters, groundwater, and soil can be realized. Experimental remediation studies are performed. Column experiments for transport of contaminants in subsurface can be conducted.
LINUX LABORATORY LINUX LABORATORY PLANTS
The laboratory is designed for the use of graduate graduate students and research. There are 10 PCs that run under the linux operating system. Various software packages that require high computational power are available for users.