Environmental Engineering Laboratories
The Environmental Engineering Laboratories in Mitchell Hall at Queen’s comprise 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art water research space that include capabilities such as high-performance liquid chromatography, quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction molecular techniques, brightfield and fluorescence microscopy, ATP and other molecular monitoring for drinking water research.
Drinking Water Distribution Laboratory
The Drinking Water Distribution Lab (DWDL) (see Figure 1) which is a unique research facility in North America that can replicate the full hydraulic, physico-chemical, and microbiological conditions of real distribution systems in a fully-controlled environment. Current research in the DWDL is examining the hydrodynamic and microbial factors that explain the adherence of metals (Fe, Mn) to the pipe substrate comprised of cellular and extra-cellular components.