IAU Environmental Engineering Laboratory

The IAU Environmental Engineering Laboratory is a teaching & research facility that affords students pro-active prospects to explore for all kinds of fields comprising of water treatment, solid waste, wastewater treatment, and air-pollution control. Our IAU comprises of nine laboratories with necessary sufficient space, instrumentation, and other dedicated devices for laboratory courses offered in the undergraduate program: water chemistry, environmental microbiology, physical and chemical processes, and microbiological processes, in addition to the usual analytical equipment and other pilot-scale treatment modules. Students in the laboratory courses too have entree to the research workroom's devices when highly advanced critical practices are required. Students also gain skill to computer-based control techniques and other software schemes like data-acquisition practices through their research studies.
Abundant joint and interdisciplinary ventures increase the list of contributions as a faculty, staff and students from several specialisms work as research teams on various funded research projects within the department, outside departments & within other universities or firms inside the kingdom (KSA). Student creativity is fortified in apprehending and steering research, and in communicating outcomes, and student contribution in research projects is important to us. The size and multiplicity of the research program increase classroom teaching and arouse a level of exhilaration for education through research that is sporadic.

Contemporary research covers of laboratory and field lessons on the following summed up area cited below:

  • Physical, chemical, and biological procedures and mechanisms accountable for the proclamation, conveyance, alteration and preservation of pollutants.
  • Pollutant control procedures (predominantly the exclusion of trace& toxins or pollutants).
  • Basic ideologies of physical, chemical, and biological conduct knowhows for water, wastewater and solid wastes scums or residues from different sources.
  • Pollutant control measures for Air, other contaminants removal from air & its monitoring (gases, Particulate matters & Meteorological parameters etc.).

Air Pollution Control Lab

Supervisor

Supervisor

Mukarram Zubeir
Email: mzzubair@iau.edu.sa
Location: College of Engineering, A14 Building

Equipment/Service

  • Multi cyclone system 
  • Venturi scrubber system
  • Spray chamber system
  • Pulsed-jet bag filter system 
  • Electrostatic precipitator system

Air Pollution Lab

Supervisor

Dr. Ismail Anil
Email: ianil@iau.edu.sa
Location: College of Engineering, A13 Building

Equipment/Service

  • Aethalometer (Elemental/Black Carbon analyzer)
  • HHPC Airborne Particle sampler
  • Laser Aerosol Spectrometer
  • pH & Conductivity Meter
  • Air Canister
  • Volatile Organic Compound Monitor
  • Stack Gas Analyzer
  • CO2 analyzer
  • Coriolis Bio-Aerosol Sampler
  • Dichotomous particulate matter Sampler
  • High volume particulate matter sampler
  • Volatile Organic Compound Sampler (Puffs)
  • Rotary evaporator
  • Rainwater sampler
  • UV exposure testing system

Biological Processes Lab

Supervisors

Mohammad Saood Manzar
Email: msmanzar@iau.edu.sa

Aleem Qureshi
Email: aqureshi@iau.edu.sa
Location: College of Engineering, 1st Floor

Equipment/Service

  • Bioreactor - New Brunswich
  • Advanced Oxidation
  • Anaerobic Water Treatment
  • Automated Water Filtration Pilot Plant
  • Automated and Computerized Activated Sludge Sewage Treatment Pilot Plant
  • Viscometer
  • Centrifuge
  • Pump Drive – 5201, Heidolph
  • Masterflex Digi Staltic Pump Drive - Cole Parmer
  • Digital Balance
  • Dessicator

Environmental Analysis Lab

Supervisor

Mr. Mohammad Barghouthi
Email: mhbarghouthi@iau.edu.sa
Location: College of Engineering, A13 Building

Equipment/Service

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma - MS
  • Inductively coupled plasma – OES
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer equipped with Hydride Generation unit as 
  • well as Graphite Furnace unit
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • Microwave digestion system
  • Distillation and deionized water systems

Environmental Chemistry Lab

Supervisor

Eng. Saood Manzar
Email: msmanzar@iau.edu.sa
Location: College of Engineering, A13 Building 

Equipment/Service

  • UV-VIS spectrophotometer
  • Biochemical oxygen demand (Oxitop box)
  • Chemical oxygen demand (Thermo reactor)
  • Muffle Furnace - Nabertherm
  • Drying and Heating Oven - E28 series, Binder
  • Desiccator for Drying/Storage– Sicco, Bohlender
  • Kjeldahl Steam Distillation Unit – Behr
  • Automatic Kjeldahl Distillation Unit - VELP Scientifica
  • Vacuum Filtration System – VWR
  • pH, conductivity, turbidity, and color meter
  • Sonicator / shaker/ water bath

Environmental Microbiology Lab

Supervisor

Mr. Aleem Qureshi
Email: aqureshi@iau.edu.sa
Location: College of Engineering, A13 Building

Equipment/Service

  • Autoclaves
  • Incubators
  • Laminar Air Flow
  • Centrifuges
  • Microscopes
  • Colony counter
  • Hot air oven
  • Biosafety cabinet
  • Incufridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Balance
  • Water bath
  • Digital inverted microscope
  • Coriolis µ microbial air sampler for cleanrooms

Solid Waste Lab

Supervisor

Prof. Cevat Yaman
Email: cyaman@iau.edu.sa
Location: College of Engineering, A13 Building 

Equipment/Service

  • CHNS element analyzer
  • Total organic carbon analyzer
  • Surface area and pore size analyzer 
  • TCLP
  • Calorimeter
  • Distillated water system

Unit Operations Lab

Supervisor

Eng. Gulraiz Khan
Email: gkhan@iau.edu.sa
Location: College of Engineering, A14 Building 

Equipment/Service

  • Ion exchange
  • Chemical reactor trainer
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Precipitation and flocculation
  • Dissolved air flotation
  • Anaerobic water treatment
  • Adsorptive air drying
  • Advanced oxidation
  • Fixed bed catalysis
  • Automated and computerized activated sludge sewage treatment plant
  • Automated water filtration FTRA/EV water treatment pilot plant

Wastewater/Organic Analysis Lab

Supervisors

Dr. Ismail Anil
Email: ianil@iau.edu.sa
Location: College of Engineering, A13 Building 

Equipment/Service

  • Gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Ion chromatography
  • High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Radioactivity Meter
  • Solid phase extraction system
  • Furnace 
  • Rotary evaporator
  • Automatic titration unit

Published on: 13 August 2014
Last update on: 14 June 2023
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