In the Institute of Environmental Sciences, there are 12 research laboratories where studies in various areas are conducted. While the instruments and experimental setups in these laboratories serve for scientific studies of researchers and graduate students, accredited laboratories provide analysis service for companies and government agencies.
SEWAGE SLUDGE (BIOSOLIDS) LABORATORY
Working area: Sewage sludge characterization, sludge treatment, minimization, stabilization, and dewatering, sludge removal and beneficial use.
ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
Working area: Transport of pathogenic bacteria, high value products and biofuels production from photosynthetic organisms, biodegradation of hazardous pollutants, isolation, identificcation and production of special microorganisms, enzyme technology.
Working area: Water quality analyses, wastewater analyses, analyses of water pollution.
Working area: Biological treatment of wastewater and wastewater sludge under anaerobic conditions.
Working area: Application of chemical (ozone, hydrogen peroxide, persulfate), photolytic, photocatalytic, and ultrasonic oxidation, and different combinations of these processes to environmental matrices (water, wastewater, sewage sludge, animal waste, soil) to decrease contaminant concentration and to facilitate contaminant biodegradability.
SOLID WASTE LABORATORY
Working area: Characterization and stabilization of solid waste, treatment of solid waste leachate, landfill simulation, bioreactors, and composting.
Working area: Phylogenetic relationships and population structures of bats living in Turkey are investigated utilizing methods of molecular genetics.
Working area: Determination and analysis of pollutant parameters causing soil pollution.
Working area: Toxicity data of contaminants is acquired through in silico methods combined with toxicity experiments.
Working area: Solar photocatalytic oxidation systems, oxidation of naturally occuring organic matters and new pollutants, application of advanced spectroscopic analysis methods and identification of oxidation products.
Working area: Molecular ecology, evolution and population genetics of vertebrates and invertebrates, DNA barcoding, dietary analysis with next generation sequencing methods, conservation genetics, transcriptomics studies