Environmental Engineering Labs

Pollution Control & Waste Management

Annacis Island Wastewater Centre - UBC Department of Civil Engineering

Research in Pollution Control & Waste Management is supported by well-equipped research laboratories and modern analytical instrumentation, including atomic absorption and gas chromatography. Also available for pilot scale research on wastewater treatment and sludge management are two fully instrumented 16 meter trailers. UBC is a partner with the Annacis Island Wastewater Centre (pictured left), which houses state-of-the-art wastewater and nutrient recovery research facilities. Membrane reactor systems and ozone and UV technology are also available for drinking water research topics.

Specialized facilities for studies in Environmental Fluid Mechanics include recirculating sediment flumes, fresh water flumes, stratified flow facilities, laser doppler anemometer, acoustic doppler velocimeter, 5 watt laser for flow visualization, wave flume and wave basin, current meters, conductivity probes and thermistor arrays.

Geo-Environmental Laboratories

To support graduate research in Geo-environmental Engineering, available facilities include our well-equipped Environmental Research Facilities that are housed in six laboratories and two analytical rooms that house our updated analytical instrumentation. In addition, students have access to the graduate geotechnical laboratory and its innovative equipment, as well as other facilities, such as vertical and horizontal leaching columns.