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Clusters Program

Facilities

The EPA facilities in Cincinnati are part of one of the largest federal RD&D water laboratories in the country.  Collaborating with EPA gives you a chance to leverage this resource for your own technology to achieve shared goals.  EPA Cincinnati includes over 500,000 square feet of facility space, more than 180 laboratories and about 1,050 federal and contract personnel.  

EPA Cincinnati Research Facilities (PDF) (2 pp, 347 K, About PDF)

Andrew W Breidenbach Environmental Research Center

Image of AWBERC Building

Located on a 22-acre complex five miles north of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC) is the second largest research and development facility owned and operated by EPA. This facility is internationally recognized for water research.

EPA Cincinnati AWBERC Facility

Test & Evaluation Facility

Scientist working at T&E Facility
 

The Test and Evaluation Facility (T&E) supports research on new treatment technologies for water and hazardous waste. On-site chemistry labs and two water distribution system simulators allow scientists to study drinking water contaminants, biosensors, and small systems. T&E also verifies water security monitoring and treatment technology.

USEPA. (2008). "Test and Evaluation Facility." (2 pp, 206 K, About PDF) EPA Publication No. EPA/600/F-08/004.

WCPO.com. (2013). "The U.S. EPA's Testing and Evaluation Facility" (Video). (2.18 minutes, YouTube) Exit

Experimental Stream Facility

Scientist working at ESF Facility

The Experimental Stream Facility (ESF) is one of only a handful of research facilities in the U.S. designed to conduct small stream research. The facility has eight stream mesocosms (experimental enclosures designed to approximate natural conditions) in which environmental factors can be manipulated. This allows researchers to study how pollutants interact with important characteristics of stream habitat. ESF studies are designed to gain information on both watershed management and the impact of contaminants.

USEPA. (2008). "The Experimental Stream Facility, Clermont County, Ohio." (2 pp, 228 K, About PDF) Publication No. EPA/600/F-08/006.

USEPA. (2008). "Experimental Streams Facilities -- Design and Research" (Video)." (8.25 minutes, EPA YouTube) Publication No. EPA/600/F-08/017.