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Research Laboratories

  1. Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control Laboratory: This laboratory is located nearby Neptune Drive on UCF main campus. Research equipment and capabilities include:
    • Index testing
    • Hydraulically adjustable test beds
    • Pervious pavement
    • Rainfall simulator
    • Erosion control testing
    • Slow-release fertilizer testing
    • Curb inlet testing
    • Polymer treatment channel testing


  2. Environmental Engineering Process Design Laboratory: This laboratory is located at 418 Engineering Building II on UCF main campus. Research equipment and capabilities include:
    • Treatability study (column study and pilot study)
    • Upflow reactor
    • Ecotoxicity testing
    • Stormwater harvesting and reuse (exfiltration trench, pipe reactor, road side harvesting)
    • Baffle box with nutrient removal
    • Treatment train testing

                 
  3. Bioenvironmental Systems Research Laboratory: This laboratory is located at 433 Engineering Building II on UCF main campus. Research equipment and capabilities include:
    • Green roof
    • Biosorption activated media (BAM)
    • Subsurface upflow wetland (SUW) system for wastewater and stormwater treatment
    • Bioretention swale
    • Floating wetland technologies
    • Stormwater infiltration basin with BAM for stormwater treatment – biogeochemical cycle study
    • Microbial ecology study – real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
    • Underground drainfield with BAM for wastewater treatment
    • Lake, streams, and wetland restoration Best Management Practices (BMP)
    • Ecological engineering and receiving water impact assessment


  4. Hydroenvironmental and Ecological Monitoring and Modeling Laboratory: This laboratory is located at 322 Engineering Building I on UCF main campus. Research equipment and capabilities include:
    • Treatment train design software
                  · Watershed modeling and wasetload reduction planning
                  · Environmental and water resources systems analysis
    • Geographical Information System (GIS) and spatial analysis
    • Environmental cyberinfrastructure and sensor networks
    • Environmental, hydrological, and ecological remote sensing and informatics

  1. Green Building Test Bed: The Florida Showcase EnvironHome is located at Indialantic City
    • Green roof
    • Bioretention swale
    • Solar power generation
    • Wind mill
    • Pervious pavement
    • Building envelope design and insulation material
    • Air conditioning system and energy saving
    • Stormwater and gray water recovery and reuse
    • Sustainable on-site wastewater treatment

 

 


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