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Environmental Engineering Program
SDSU College of Engineering

Laboratories & Facilities

The Main Laboratories: E 404, 404A, 420, 420A, 422, 422A
  • Hewlett Packard 6890 Gas Chromatograph with Micro-ECD Detector, 7683 Auto Injector and Chemstation Workstation;
  • Hewlett Packard 5793 Mass Selective Spectrometer Interfaced to the HP-6890 G Equipped with 59864B Ionization Gauge Controller and NIST Search Library;
  • Agilent/HP 6890 S/S-FID Gas Chromatograph;
  • Pal Autosampler;
  • Agilent G1946D LC Mass Spectrometer;
  • COSA Instruments TOX100 Total Organic Halogen  Analyzer  with Sample Preparation Unit;
  • Tekmar LSC-3000 Purge & Trap Sample Concentrator;
  • Tekmar ALS-2016 Purge and Trap Autosampler with Automatic Sample Heater;
  • Dionex DX-500 Ion Chromatograph with 2-channel/pump (GP50) system for parallel simultaneous of two samples. System equipped with conductivity and conductivity electrochemical detectors (ED40);
  • Dionex AS-50 Autosampler interfaced with Dionex Ion Chromatograph;
  • Waters HPLC-515 High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph with Photodiode Array (Waters 996) and Scanning Fluorescence (Waters 474) Detectors and PC Workstation;
  • Shimadzu UV-1601 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer;
  • Two Shimadzu TOC-5000A Total Organic Carbon Analyzers;
  • Shimadzu VWS TOC Analyzer with ASI-V Autoampler;
  • Shimadzu ASI-5000A Autosampler interfaced to one of the TOC-5000A;
  • Shimadzu SSM-5000A Solid Sample Module Interfaced to the second TOC Analyzer;
  • Beckman Coulter PSA LS13320 Particle Size Analyzer;
  • Coulter Multisizer-3 Particle Counter;
  • Varian Spectra-220 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with UltraAA-Lamp Power Control Module and PC Workstation;
  • Varian GTA-110 Graphite Furnace Interfaced to the Varian Specta-220 with Varian Autosampler;
  • 2 of Shimadzu UV-1601 UV/Vis Spectrophotometers;
  • Spectronic 1001 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer;
  • Durrum Stopped-Flow Spectrophotometer;
  • Spectronic Genesis Spectrophotometer;
  • Millipore Milli-Q Ultra-clean Low TOC Water Purification System;
  • Columbus Instrument Micro-Oxymax 10-Channel Computerized Respirometer with Dual-range O2 and CO2 Detectors and PC Workstation;
  • Two Osmonic OREC V-10 Ozone Generators;
  • Welsbach T-408 Ozone Generator;
  • Rayonet Photochemical Reactor with 16 UV lamps;
  • COY Anaerobic Chamber, 84 ft3 capacity (7’ [L] x 3’ [W] x 4’ [H]) with vacuum interlock chamber;
  • Phipps and Birds Jar testing apparatus;
  • JOUAN biosafety cabinet;
  • Two HACH Chemical Oxygen Demand Reactors;
  • HACH BODtrack Biochemical Oxygen Demand measuring unit;
  • Seven Bausch & Lomb Optical Microscopes;
  • Javelin Spectar Microscope Video Camera with Panasonic Monitor;
  • COMCON Microscope with Darkfield, Phase Contrast and Fluorescence Vertical Illuminator;
  • Hinkle’s Otical M1000-D Light Microscope;
  • Olympus CX 42 Optical Microscope;
  • Olympus SZX7 Stereomicroscope;
  • Olympus CKX41 Culture Microscope;
  • Olympus V-LUX 1000 Cold light Microscope;
  • Two Quebec Darkfield Colony Counters;
  • Orion Model 407A Specific Ion Meter with a Variety of Selective Ion Probes;
  • Two HACH Model 2100A Turbidimeter;
  • Whatman 78-40 TOC Gas Generator;
  • Whatman Hydrogen Gas generator;
  • Whatman Zero Air Generator;
  • Two International Model HN Centrifuge;
  • Market Forged STERILMATIC Autoclave;
  • Jelrus High Temperature Furnace;
  • Lindberg Digital Control Tube Furnace;
  • Yamato DX-400 Digital Control Drying Ovens;
  • Lab-line Gravity Drying Oven;
  • Yamato IC-600 Digital Control Incubator;
  • BOD Incubator;
  • Precision Scientific Incubator;
  • pH Meters (Acumet 800, Beckman Zeromatic and Corning);
  • Three Mettler Analytical Balances;
  • Labconco Distillation Unit;
  • Barnstead E-Pure Organic-Free Water Purification System;
  • Two water purification systems;
  • NesLab Endocal RTE-9 Refrigerated Circulating Bath;
  • Lindberg/Blue Refrigerated Circulating Shaking Bath; and
  • Shakers (Eberbach, Precision), pumps Masterflux and FMI), Refrigerators, timers, water baths (Precision, Fisher), stirrers, hotplates.
Composting Laboratory: EL107-111
  • Agilent 7500CX ICPMS with Collision Cell and Autosampler;
  • Agilent 6890 GC with 7683 Autosampler, S/S Inlet, FID and FPD;
  • Dionex HPLC with PDA-100 Photodiode Array Detector;
  • Dionex DX-600 Dual Channel IC System;
  • Dionex ASE300 Automated Solvent Extractor;
  • HP 5890 Series II GC (Customized to run Method 25.3);
  • Perkin Elmer 2400 Series II CHNS0 Analyzer;
  • Perkin Elmer Auto Balance AD-6;
  • New Brunswick Scientific Ultra low Temperature Freezer;
  • Fisher Fire-Proof Refrigerator/Freezer;
  • Aquasonic Ultrasonic Batch (Model 150HT);
  • Fisher Scientific Isotemp 205 Oven;
  • MB35 Halogen Moisture Balance;
  • Balance PG500-2S;
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge5810R;
  • Thermolyne Furnace 48000;
  • Ika Micro Mill;
  • Labconco Freezone 2.5 Lyophilizer;
  • Fisher Iso-Temp Oven;
  • Temperature Control Incubator;
  • Milli-Q Gard-1 Water Purification System;
  • Milli-Q Gard-2 Water Purification System;
  • Milli-Q Gard-A-10 Water Purification System;
  • VWR Model 2005 Low Temp. Incubator;
  • Tecator Auto Digestor;
  • Compost Tea Extraction System;
  • Dominic Hunter Nitrogen Generator;
  • Balston FID 2500 FID Gas Station;
  • Peristaltic Pump-IFS;
  • Gas Chromatograph 3300;
  • pH meter, pH 500 Series;
  • GC/MS Saturn 3;
  • Mettler Toledo AE-100 Analytical Balance;
  • LED Orbital Shaker;
  • Hydrogen Generator H2-90;
  • Environ Shaker;
  • 6-Channel Custom Made Composting Reactors;