AWRI Environmental Chemistry

About Environmental Chemistry


The Environmental Chemistry Laboratories at the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) are state of the art facilities dedicated to environmental analysis and research. Laboratory areas are available for routine environmental analysis and advanced research projects that involve AWRI staff, University faculty, graduate students and student assistants. These laboratories have been designed and equipped for sample preparation, general chemistry, and inorganic and organic instrumental analysis. For more information on our current instrumentation, please visit our Tour the Lab page.




The Annis Water Resources Institute's Chemistry Labs performs a variety of projects for state and local government, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and private industry. Projects range in scope from the analysis of water samples to large multi-year investigations. Our mission is to conduct environmental research that addresses significant issues and concerns related to our region and the Great Lakes.

Ongoing research projects by AWRI laboratory staff include environmental fate and transport studies, analytical methods development, nutrient dynamics in aquatic systems, and focused investigations of local and regional pollution problems. Several of these projects also incorporate GIS mapping and the development of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve water quality.

Page last modified May 29, 2014