Paul Westerhoff and Kiril Hristovski will lead a three-year, $500,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency project to develop improved technologies for monitoring and removing common groundwater contaminants.
Westerhoff is associate dean for research in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.
Hristovski is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Sciences and Mathematics in the College of Technology and Innovation.
The research will focus on developing effective groundwater treatment systems for smaller communities.
Testing will be done in areas with extreme climates – Arizona and Alaska – that experience especially high or low temperatures.
The results are expected to yield methods and technologies that can be applied to provide improved groundwater treatment systems in locations throughout the country.
Look for an expanded article about the project in the near future.