My group focuses on applied related to inorganic contaminants, drinking water treatment, distribution system water quality and building water quality. Specifically, our group investigates how the deterioration of treated drinking water quality can be caused by complex and poorly understood mechanisms, such as plumbing corrosion and microbial regrowth, and under water reuse conditions. Ongoing topics of research include: disinfection byproduct formation in building plumbing systems, corrosion mechanisms that influence opportunistic pathogen growth and point of use filter efficacy for inorganic contaminant removal.
CVEN 3414 - Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
Emphasizes chemical, ecological and hydrological fundamentals and importance of mass and energy balances in solving environmental engineering problems related to water quality, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, sustainability and risk assessment.
CVEN 5524 - Drinking Water Treatment
Spring 2022 / Spring 2024
Provides advanced study on theory-of-treatment processes, including design and operation of municipal water supplies. Recommended prerequisite: CVEN 4464 or CVEN 5464 or graduate standing or instructor consent required.