Water Quality Laboratory

The Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center maintains a Water Quality Laboratory equipped with a full range of analytical instruments for specific water analyses such as pH, alkalinity, acidity, specific conductance, sulfates, turbidity, chlorides, fluorides, and various forms of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, metals, and heavy metals. The laboratory follows strict quality assurance and quality control guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The lab is managed by the Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL), a division of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Pennsylvania WRRC is stipulated by the Federal Water Resources Research Act and has three objectives:

  • To plan, facilitate, and conduct research to help resolve local, state and national water resources problems.
  • To train water scientists and engineers through participation in water resources research and outreach.
  • To promote technology transfer and the dissemination and application of research results.