Environmental Systems Engineering
Ultraviolet disinfection mechanisms, applications of UV LEDs (light emitting diodes), water disinfection, water reuse, decentralized systems, appropriate technology, applied environmental microbiology, molecular biology
Filtration/membrane processes for water/seawater treatment and resource recovery from wastewater; passive technologies for small/remote/decentralized systems; distribution system water quality assessment and modeling.
Soil and water engineering, drainage and irrigation systems planning, design and installation; integrated water management system operations and performance evaluations; impact of irrigation and drainage on water and solute movement in soils, soil salinity control and windblown dust mitigation
Membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment, membrane fouling, modeling and simulation of wastewater treatment systems, fate of emerging contaminants during secondary treatment, microbial ecology of biological treatment systems.
Hydrology, urban wet-weather flow processes, storm-water quality, municipal infrastructure planning and modelling, storm-water management, low impact development, environmental monitoring, smart infrastructure.
Emerging contaminants; Contaminant fate and transport; Environmental assessment; Stormwater, Mine leachate, Water-soil/sediment treatment; Sustainable remediation technology; Landfill and leachate management; Sewage-sludge/biosolid management; Waste-to-resources processes; Water distribution pipe corrosion control.
Biological process applications in waste treatment and utilization [aerobic and anaerobic treatments of and nutrients recovery from food processing and agricultural wastewaters and solid wastes including composting, and anaerobic digestion. Application of microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process in nutrients solubilization from organic slurries.
Landfill leachate management, biological waste treatment processes, wastewater residuals treatment, nitrification and denitrification processes, phosphorus removal and recovery, diffused aeration studies, drinking water pipe corrosion studies and disinfection by-products in drinking water.
UV light in drinking water, air and surface disinfection
Validation of UV water disinfection systems
UV light Emitting Diode measurement and validation
Microbial growth and analysis
Sustainable biological wastewater treatment, resource recovery, microbial ecology, multi-omics, anaerobic digestion, biological nutrient removal, microbial biotechnology.