Rocco Tech Center

Building Technology Research Lab

The Building Technology Research Lab was founded by the late Thomas P. Konen, an industry leader with done significant research contributions on residential water conservation, flushability, and drinking water safety. Its mission is to carry out research, testing, and educational activities according to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and other industrial standards. We are the pioneers for testing hydraulic performance requirements for water closets and urinals (following ASME A112.19.6) and testing physical requirements and test methods pertaining to material, dimensional and performance requirements for vitreous china plumbing fixtures (follows ASME A112.19.2M). We perform research and development testing on flushability and biodegradability of non-woven products. Our testing and analytical services-their precision and accuracy, the care with which they are conducted and their customer acceptance-are the means by which our laboratory has gained an enviable reputation and has become a leader in the industry.

Keck Geoenvironmental Laboratory

The W. M. Keck Geoenvironmental Engineering Laboratory is a fully-equipped facility for state-of-the-art computer automated geotechnical, as well as environmental, testing of soil and water media. Some of the major equipment available includes: optical and polarizing microscope capabilities for geological sample analysis, X-ray diffraction capabilities for mineralogical characterizations; scanning electron microscope for surface morphological studies; zeta potentiometer for solid surface charge analyses; integrated wet chemistry facilities to accommodate any type of physicochemical and environmental soil testing, such as particle and pore size distribution, surface area, cation exchange capacity, batch and sequential extraction, oxide content, consolidation, triaxial and direct shear strength testing, flexible and rigid wall permeameters, and CBRs; durability chambers for simulating environmental stresses, such as freeze and thaw, wetting and drying, salt fog and acid rain exposure, as well as other accelerated weathering field conditions; and full sample collection and specimen preparation set-ups.

James C. Nicoll Environmental Laboratory

The James C. Nicoll Environmental Laboratory (JNEL) is a state-of-the-art research and testing facility with multimedia capabilities for wastewater, liquid waste, solid waste, and air studies. An early leader in environmental engineering, Stevens has established JNEL to fortify its long-standing commitment to environmental protection through innovative and advanced technologies. Its services range from short duration, highly specialized testing to long-term applied research studies. This versatility allows the laboratory to connect environmental control and remediation technology development with field implementation. JNEL is also a resource center for waste treatment information.

JNEL seeks cooperative partnerships with industry, government and environmental Service Organizations to solve complex, real-world environmental problems. The laboratory develops, tests, transfer and implements innovative environmental technologies to provide value-added, economically feasible solutions that meet strict regulatory compliance requirements.