Welcome to the Central Chemistry Laboratory Internet presentation
In the following pages we should like to present to you the new Erfurt University of Applied Sciences Central Chemistry Laboratory. The Central Chemistry Laboratory, abbreviated as ZLCH, is a cross-faculty service facility for teaching and practical research. The ZLCH was founded in the course of the UAS Erfurt structural reforms by combining the laboratories of the previous Departments of Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture/Horticulture/Forestry and Building Technology/Informatics. We have been located in the new auditorium and laboratory building (House 9) on the campus in the Altenauer Strasse since October 2008. On a floor space of over 320 square metres we now have available six modern laboratories (two practical laboratories, one AAS laboratory, an elementary analysis and spectrophotometry laboratory, a laboratory for flow injection analysis and a laboratory for earth physics), including the required storage rooms. The duties we carry out includes offering civil engineering, horticulture, building services and power engineering and landscape architecture students up-to-date facilities for use during their studies at UAS Erfurt. Since we consider ourselves to be a service facility for a modern university, our doors are of course also open to external parties. For teaching and research activities we have available on the campus a modern and broadly setup spectrum of chemical analytical services and soil physics processes, supplemented by numerous special laboratories in the Civil Engineering and Conservation/Restoration faculties.
We fundamentally operate to DIN or comparable regulatory standards. Currently, the following areas are focused on:
- Soil physics research
- Soil chemistry research, including substrate research
- Analyses of plants
- Fertiliser research
- Water research
Further aras of expertise can be found in theUAS Erfurt transfer catalogue in the Civil Engineering section.
By centralising the laboratories, synergy effects could be generated that have considerably increased our performance. Today, communication paths are shorter, communication itself has been simplified by physical proximity and a modern data network structure, and the range of equipment now available to all of the laboratories has been expanded. This creates the optimum prerequisites for the kind of inter-disciplinary work typical of modern teaching and research.