Water Research Testing Facility at Penn State
The Water Quality Laboratory at Penn State provides water analysis supporting research in a broad range of environmental water quality fields including surface water, groundwater, stream water, and well water. The lab is equipped with a full range of analytical instruments used for qualitative and quantitative analyses of water and various environmental matrices.
The Water Quality Laboratory is equipped with a full range of analytical instruments used for specific water analyses, such as:
- Specific conductance
- Various forms of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus
The lab is equipped with sample preparation laboratory space for sample digestions, extractions, filtration of inorganic and organic analytes from water samples, as well as a wide range of analytical instruments. The Water Quality Laboratory is supported by subject matter experts who are available to assist with experimental design, sample collection, analysis, and data interpretation.
Work with Us
The Water Quality Lab is available to assist both Penn State researchers and external clients from industry, government, and other universities.
To ensure the highest quality of data, Penn State's Water Quality Laboratory follows the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition.
All analyses are performed following quality assurance and quality control guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Quality control data are provided to our lab users, along with detailed results for your water samples.
Water Quality Laboratory in Action
Research collaborations with the Water Quality Laboratory