Faculty and Research

Research group: Environmental Engineering

Areas of expertise:

  • Water and wastewater
  • Air
  • Soil and waste
  • Sustainability
  • The professors in the environmental engineering research group have diverse work currently continuing on:
  • the monitoring and characterization of various environmental media,
  • the technologies for treatment/remediation,
  • site/project environmental management

 

Active Projects:

1.

Mercury contamination in Pavlodar and Borovoe, Kazakhstan: Evaluation of atmospheric emissions and cycle systems, site assessment, and human health risk characterization

PI: Asst. Prof. Mert Guney

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2.

Track etch technology for forward osmosis separation

Contact Person: Assoc. Prof. Elizabeth Arkhangelsky

Brief description of project

  • Controllable morphology and structure of the separation medium
  • Improved performance of the process
  • Reduced cost of the final product
  • Local facilities for production of separation medium
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3.

Study of fouling/scaling in aquaporin based membranes

Contact Person: Assoc. Prof. Elizabeth Arkhangelsky

Brief description of project

  • Investigation of fouling/scaling behavior
  • Study of cleaning mechanisms
  • Finding of optimal operation conditions
  • Development of antifouling/antiscaling approaches
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4.

Development of a novel technique for assessment of chemical cleaning efficiency in low pressure membranes

Contact Person: Assoc. Prof. Elizabeth Arkhangelsky

Brief description of project

  • Development of reliable and sensitive technique
  • Non-expensive technique that could be easily adopted by industrial sector
  • On-site monitoring tool
  • Will drive down operation and maintenance cost of the separation technology

Partners abroad: Ben-Gurion University, Israel

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