The Center's Environmental Quality Laboratory is equipped according to procedures accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the U.S. Geological Survey. The laboratory has been certified by the State of Tennessee and the EPA for analysis of selected drinking water parameters. The laboratory also has a Leica confocal microscope for microbial analysis and facilities for water and wastewater pilot plant studies. Other facilities are available through the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, and the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology.
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
The Environmental Quality Laboratory uses Sample Master LIMS software for sample log-in, sample tracking, sample data entry and quality control (QC) data entry. The system is also used to produce analytical reports, invoices and QA/QC summaries and control charts.