Capabilities

Capabilities

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory

The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory was constructed in 1972 to support the DOE-funded Thermal Effects Research Program. With a national emphasis on the commercial development of nuclear energy, thermal pollution was a significant environmental concern. Because nuclear power plants require large volumes of cooling water, the resultant thermal discharge can adversely affect biota in a variety of...

Environmental Toxicology Laboratory

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Environmental Toxicology Laboratory (ETL) provides Department of Energy (DOE) Facilities with on-site capabilities for toxicity testing of environmental media and toxicant identification evaluation (TIE). Bioassay techniques developed and validated at the ETL, including soil toxicity tests as well as aquatic tests, have been successfully applied in...

Plant Laboratory

In 2003 and 2004, Building 1506 was renovated. The official opening of the renovated building dedicated to plant science and ecosystem research took place in October 2004 and included a dedication in memory of the late Dr. David S. Shriner (1945 to 2003) who first envisioned the renovation of Building 1506. From 1974 to 1998, Dave lead plant physiology research in the Environmental Sciences...

Aerosol Research Laboratories

Scientists in Aerosol Research Laboratories conduct a wide range of aerosol research funded by federal agencies using advanced instrumentations. The comprehensive array of measurement tools acquired commercially and developed in house have been employed to investigate transport and transformation of airborne particles in the atmosphere, real-time detection of toxic airborne particles in...