Environmental Engineering research investigates:

  • Groundwater and seepage, well design, seepage control, underground contaminant transport
  • Water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and environmental systems analysis.
  • Biological treatment processes, optimization of water treatment processes, and biofilm kinetics.
  • Bacterial regrowth in drinking water distribution systems, optimization coagulation for improved ozone disinfection, nitrification in drinking water, and controlling the formation of disinfectant by-products.
  • Remediation of petroleum waste sites and environmental risk assessment, watershed modeling, contaminant transport, and passive wastewater treatment systems. 
  • Hydrological modeling and water quality modeling