Environmental Engineering Research Center (EERC) was founded in April 2000 in Tabriz. From early days of foundation until now, this research center has been supported by Sahand University of Technology and particularly its chemical engineering department. Due to the industrial significance of Tabriz city and a great number of industrial centers in it, EERC plays a key role in environmental studies of west part of Iran. This center has an environmental lab, workshop and pilot facility to expedite research projects. Moreover to the in-house facilities, EERC enjoys the collaboration of some major research centers such as RIPI (Research Institute of Petroleum Industry) through collaboration protocols and memoranda of understanding.