ADVANCED REDUCTION PROCESSES: NANO-ENABLED MATERIALS FOR WATER TREATMENT
We are investigating nano-enabled heterogeneous, photo-, and electro- catalytic technologies for treating halogenated and oxygenated contaminants in water.
FATE AND TRANSPORT OF NANOPARTICLES
Engineered nanomaterials (ENM) are becoming commonplace in consumer products and they will be released into the environment at some point in their life cycle. Understanding the transport behavior is essential to determining ENM risk to the environmental and human health.
OCCURRENCE OF PFAS IN ENGINEERED AND NATURAL SYSTEMS
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a large group of contaminants that are ubiquitous in the natural and engineered systems (e.g., wastewater treatment plants) and in humans. We are investigating the occurrence of PFAS in these systems.
ELECTROCHEMICAL TREATMENT OF URINE
High nitrogen inputs from urine increases wastewater costs and effluent nitrogen loads. We are employing nano-structured electrodes to treat urine while providing an alternative source of hydrogen energy.