The School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Environmental Technology Field Station
The Environmental Technology Field Station is located at Petersfield Sewage Treatment Works and occupies an area of 10,000m².
The large site is a self-contained, purpose-built research and teaching facility available for use by students of the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying. It was created from an old sludge press by the University, and is the focus for an active centre of research, specialising in the field of environmental pollution prevention, using wastewater treatment systems.
The site includes a Chemistry Laboratory for teaching and research and is fully equipped for basic water quality analyses. This site allows us to test water samples at a rate of 30 per hour for components such as ammonia, nitrates, nitrites and phosphates using an autoanalyser.
The on-site Microbilology Laboratory is a contained facility for undertaking microbiology investigations, including the handling of Category 1 pathogens. The Laboratory boasts a wide range of apparatus such as Autoclaves, Microscopes, Incubators, Shakers and Fridges. Autosamplers are available to be deployed out in the field to collect samples for analyses.
The site includes a Glass Greenhouse, which offers a protected environment for plant trials, and three outside areas that can be used as test beds for pilot-scale research projects.