CE-Environment lab

 | Post date: 2020/01/11 | 
Environmental and Materials Chemistry Laboratory

Head: Nematollah Bakhshi
Email: nbakhshiaut.ac.ir


Telephone: +98(21)64543071
Address: Environmental and Materials Chemistry Laboratory, Second Floor, Building No. 2, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Hafez Ave., Tehran, Iran

The Chemistry Laboratory began in 1966. Since 2003, with the efforts of respected officials of the University and the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, this laboratory has continued its activity as "Environmental Materials and Chemicals Laboratory" by purchasing new equipment related to water and environment. This laboratory first started its activities in the field of undergraduate and industrial services and since 2003 has expanded its research activities by attracting postgraduate students in the field of civil engineering (environmental engineering). In recent years, by utilizing the efforts and experiences of experienced professors, by presenting doctoral projects, research activities of this laboratory have been added. This laboratory was recognized as an environmental reference laboratory in 2007 and has the required standards for various experiments. On the other hand, according to the university's policy of having a secure university, and with the selection of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Environmental Engineering Laboratory as a pilot to establish safety concepts, the laboratory has taken various steps as a pioneer in this field.
The activities of Environmental Labs and Materials Chemistry mainly consist of three parts of research activities, educational activities, and services to industry:
  1. In research activities, considering the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students to perform specialized tests related to their dissertation, in order to optimally utilize the facilities available in the laboratory, how to use the devices, the methods of making solutions, and Experiments are given practical training. Research activities in this laboratory include purification of water pollutants, wastewater, sewage, soil as well as case study of management options and related solutions.
To date, more than 45 MSc and PhD students, as well as two undergraduate students, have done all or part of their dissertation activities in the Environmental Engineering Laboratory during the years 2005 to 2013, resulting in the publication of approximately 80 ISI papers has been featured in internationally acclaimed journals, as well as several domestic and foreign scientific-research and conference papers.
  1. In the education sector, given the Environmental Licensing of a unit of Environmental Labs course unit, this course is offered to undergraduate students and each year a number of undergraduate students are introduced to the principles of environmental engineering in this laboratory. Most experiments in this field are learned.
  2. In the industry service section, chemical analysis of water and wastewater samples from companies, universities, and research and training centers is carried out following world-class standards.
 Laboratory equipments

Device name

1 Measurement of cations, anions and dyes concentration
2 BOD meter BOD measurement of water and wastewater
3 COD meter COD Measurement of Water and Wastewater
4 PH meter Acid strength and soluble base measurement
5 ORP meter Determination of oxidation potential and sample reduction
6 Oxygen meter Measurement of dissolved oxygen in solutions
7 Measurement of solute concentration in solution
8 Measurement of turbidity of solutions and mixtures
9 Jar Tests Investigation of Coagulation and Absorption in Water and Colloidal Systems
10 Separation of insoluble and suspended liquids
11 Stirring solutions and mixtures
12 Ultrasonic bath Homogenization, desalination and degassing
13 Laboratory mixer To stir the reaction mixture
14 Ben Marie (water bath) Providing a specified temperature using water and preventing direct flame heat
15 Vacuum pump Creating a vacuum and helping to accelerate filtration
16 Scale with different accuracy Mass measurment
17 Providing heat at regulated degrees
18 Thermal magnetic stirrer Stir and heat the reaction content at specified speed and heat
19 Water distillation machine Provide double distilled water
20 Electric furnace Providing extremely high temperatures by controlling temperature and time
21 Providing heat at set temperature and time
22 Laboratory microscope Observation of fine microscopic objects
Water and sewage tests

Measuring method
1 OH PH meter
2 Electrical conductivity
3 Volatile suspended solids (VSS)
4 Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
5 Water salinity measurement
6 Total suspended solids (TSS)
9 BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) BOD meter
10 COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) COD meter
11 Total acidity
12 Total alkalinity
13 Total hardness
14 Total N
15 Nitrogen Kjeldahl
16 Total Phosphate
17 Phosphate fertilizers
18 Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
19 Ozone (O3)
20 Cyanide (CN- and CNO -)
21 Petroleum hydrocarbon compounds Chromatograph gas
22 Hevay metals
23 Chromium (Cr + 3, Cr + 6)

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