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Linden, Karl G. Huber and Helen Croft Endowed Professor and Mortenson Professor in Sustainable Development

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Research

research overview

  • Professor Linden’s research focuses on development of novel water treatment and waste management technologies for environmental remediation and sustainable WASH Services. His group has a history of ultraviolet (UV) light-based research including; efficacy of UV disinfection for inactivation of pathogens; and the use of UV and advanced oxidation for the degradation of organic and other emerging contaminants in water and wastewater. Current projects include: evaluating UV and ozone based advanced oxidation processes in both water and wastewater for conventional and emerging chemical pollutants; studying the fundamental basis for and optimization of UV light inactivation of adenoviruses; evaluating UV-LEDs for water treatment in small systems; investigating appropriate technologies for water and wastewater treatment in developing communities; Sustainability of WASH Services in developing communities.

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  • Water treatment, water quality, ultraviolet light, disinfection, oxidation, emerging contaminants, water reuse, developing communities, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • CVEN 3424 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces design and operation of facilities for treatment of municipal water supplies and wastewater. Provides an engineering application of physical, chemical, and biological unit processes and operations for removal of impurities and pollutants. Involves an integrated design of whole treatment systems combining process elements.
  • CVEN 4834 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours provided topics are different. Department consent required.
  • CVEN 4969 - Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Studies the design and fundamentals behind effective treatment processes and engineering solutions targeted for developing countries. Approaches to clean water and sanitation in lesser industrialized countries often demand alternative solutions to those developed for industrialized societies. Explores issues and solutions developed to tackle these problems. Same as EVEN 4969.
  • CVEN 5594 - Water Reuse and Reclamation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores development of a safe, reliable and acceptable program for reusing impaired waters. As fresh water becomes scarcer around the world, communities are looking for security through development of new water resources. Reuse of impaired water is one solution to the growing water crisis. Focus is on advanced treatment technologies with emphasis on public perception, economics and regulations. Recommended prerequisites: CVEN 3141 and CVEN 3424. Same as CVEN 4594.
  • EVEN 4969 - Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Studies the design and fundamentals behind effective treatment processes and engineering solutions targeted for developing countries. Approaches to clean water and sanitation in lesser industrialized countries often demand alternative solutions to those developed for industrialized societies. Explores issues and solutions developed to tackle these problems. Same as CVEN 4969.

Background

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International Activities

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