Project 1 - Transport and Remediation
|Project Title||Transport, Transformation and Remediation of Contaminants in the Environment|
Dr. Kate Scow, Professor of Land, Air and Water Resources
Dr. Graham Fogg, Professor of Hydrogeology & Hydrogeologist
Dr. Thomas Young, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
|Issue||Contaminants from wastewater treatment, biofuels, and pesticides pose chemical exposure risks to humans and the environment.|
|Objectives||i) determine how environmental fate and transport processes that act upon contaminants control the level and duration of potential exposure
ii) develop useful methods and approaches to estimate exposure concentrations and, in collaboration with other Superfund projects, biological effects.
|Research Activities||Our research works on providing fundamental knowledge about the processes controlling the transport and transformation of contaminants, especially those related to complex mixtures; developing molecular-based and biosensor technologies and integrated tools for monitoring bioremediation and natural attenuation; and developing new models of reactive transport in groundwater and applying them to predict chemical exposure risks and remediation. We will consider three complex mixtures and their constituents as examples of Superfund-relevant and emerging issues related to fate, transport and transformation of contaminants in the environment.
|Publications||2010 - Most Recent|